Nigeria international Michael Uchebo is nearing a return to Enugu Rangers, nine years after leaving the club for Dutch side VVV Venlo.
The striker is believed to have agreed personal terms with the Flying Antelopes, and a deal could be announced as early as next week.
Uchebo, a surprise selection for Nigeria’s 2014 World Cup squad, has been a free agent since being released by Portuguese club Boavista in June 2017.
The 28-year-old striker signed a three-year contract with Boavista in 2014 from Belgian club Cercle Brugge. He had a turbulent time there, with the club — cash-strapped at the time — freezing him out of the team and failing to pay his salary for months.
Uchebo, 6ft 4in, is set to revive his career at Rangers, who are also looking to bolster their squad with some top players ahead of the new season.
The Aiteo Cup winners, who recently handed coach Gbenga Ogunbote a contract extension, are focussing their attention on signing FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Pascal Seka and Tony Msonter.
Also, Uche John is reportedly close to joining the club after seeing out his contract at Enyimba•