Shehu Abdullahi in Nigeria colours


Turkish club Trabzonspor and German Bundesliga outfit, FC Freiburg have joined the race to sign Nigeria international Abdullahi Shehu from Cyprus-based Anorthosis Famagusta, can report.

Earlier this week, Championship side Birmingham City enquired about the availability of the Nigerian but it now appears they will now face serious competition from both clubs who are also keen to add the impressive Nigerian to bolster their squad in the winter market.

Trabzonspor are trying to use fellow Nigerian Ogenyi Onazi to lure Abdullahi to Turkey, with the club willing to double the defender’s wages should he decide to dump Anorthosis during the January window.

However it’s understood that Abdullahi is not keen to rush on any move because the player does not want to jeopardise his chances of making Nigeria’s World Cup list and will sit down with his agent before deciding on any move.

Shehu Abdullahi has less than six months left on his contract with the Cyprus-based team, with the club keen on cashing out on the Nigerian during the winter window to avoid losing him for free next summer.