Nigeria forward Terem Moffi linked with Premier League quartet
Talented Nigerian forward Terem Moffi has emerged as a transfer target for Premier League sides Everton, who are looking for a replacement for Richarlison, newly promoted Bournemouth, Leeds United and Crystal Palace. Since making the move to Ligue 1 with Lorient, Moffi has scored an impressive 22 Ligue 1 goals in 69 games.
Leeds United have already been in contact with Lorient regarding a move for Moffi, as the Elland Road outfit seek a replacement for Raphinha, who departed for Barcelona last week in a 50 million euro deal. Whilst Patrick Bamford is considered the club's first choice attacker, Jesse Marsch's side are looking for strength in depth for their attack.
Meanwhile Everton are also monitoring Moffi, having sold Richarlison to Premier League rivals Tottenham. The Brazilian has earned Everton a healthy £50 million from his sale, and Moffi would be priced at a fraction of that fee.
Bournemouth are also seeking a new striker, as they seek competition for Domenic Solanke next season. Solanke bagged 29 Championship goals last term, and the club are frantically looking for a new striker to add to their attacking options.
Finally, Crystal Palace have a history of procuring top attacking talent from France, and Moffi has been identified by the club's extensive scouting network. The Eagles are so keen on Moffi that Patrick Vieira has reportedly monitored the striker himself, as the club look to add new faces to their squad for the season ahead.
The 23-year-old has two years remaining on his deal with Lorient, and could be available for around 15 million euros.
The player himself last week admitted that he would one day like to play in the Premier League, telling a Nigerian sports outlet: "At the moment I am enjoying my time in France, the league is physical, it’s fast and technical as well, but in the future every top player wants to play in the Premier League."
Moffi does continue to catch the eye in the French league, but it is at international level where he continues to shine, scoring four goals in 4 games for the Super Eagles. Nigeria have a wealth of talent in attack, with Emmanuel Dennis, Ademola Lookman, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze amongst the options the country can call upon.