Following his remarkable performance in the English Football League, where he topped the goal scorers list for the 2022–23 season, Chuba Akpom has caught the attention of numerous European teams
Championship club, Middlesbrough FC, have received an £8 million bid for Nigeria-elgible striker Chuba Akpom, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Middlesbrough attacker finds himself at the centre of an unfolding transfer saga as French club Lens extends a tempting £8 million bid for the British-Nigerian striker.
Akpom, whose contract with Middlesbrough is entering its final year, appears hesitant to commit to a new deal, fueling speculation about his future.
The Championship star, who recently secured the title of the league’s top goal scorer with 28 goals, has not gone unnoticed by several Premier League clubs.
During the previous January transfer window, Southampton, Leeds, and Everton all showed interest, while Sheffield United, most recently, joined the race for his signature.
Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick has been making efforts to retain the talented forward, but recent developments indicate a potential departure from the Riverside Stadium.
Although Carrick has yet to provide updates on the situation, Akpom’s reluctance to extend his contract implies a possible shift away from North Yorkshire.
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Lens have made an offer for Middlesbrough striker Chuba Akpom. One source claims the bid is worth £8m.
Akpom is into the final year of his contract and as it stands is unlikely to sign a new deal. pic.twitter.com/H4nqLXhx8h
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 9, 2023
All eyes are on Akpom’s next move and the club to which he will commit as the summer transfer window progresses.