Premier League club, Crystal Palace have appeared as front-runners to land the services of Super Eagles’ midfielder, Joel Obi this summer after reports in the Italian press claimed they are looking to wrap up the deal before Nigeria’s first game against Croatia on Saturday, AOIFootball.com reports.
According to a report by Sports Italia, the Eagles will be looking to bolster their squad ahead of next season with Benfica and Porto also reportedly keen on the player.
Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson is however primed to land the mercurial midfielder as he targets a top ten finish in the Premier League following their strong end-of-season form.
The 27-year-old made 22 Serie A appearances for Torino the last term, despite his injury troubles, scoring five goals and creating a further two whilst also averaging two tackles per game.
The midfielder came through the youth ranks at Inter Milan and made 50 league appearances for the Italian giants before moving on to Torino in 2015, and perhaps now the time has come for him to make a step up.
Obi has made just 17 appearances for the Super Eagles despite making his debut way back in 2011, but since the turn of the year, he has established himself as a first-team regular and a key component of the Super Eagles.