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Uche close to joining Zaragoza

Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Uche has told BBC Sport that he is about to secure a move to Spanish side Real Zaragoza from their La Liga rivals Getafe.
“I’m close to moving to Real Zaragoza, after the endless speculations in the last three weeks,” he confirmed.

“Ninety percent of the deal with Real Zaragoza is completed.”
The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to Sevilla or Valencia, but instead he has chosen to join former coach Marcelino García Toral.
Zaragoza’s manager Toral worked with Uche at Recreativo Huelva where the Nigerian spent four seasons.

Ikechukwu Uche
Ikechukwu Uche

“There are indeed several options but a reunion with someone I worked with at Recreativo is quite emotional for me,” he added.
“I am extremely delighted with the prospect of concluding this move very soon.

“It’s better to go somewhere you are wanted than where you are just an alternative.”
Uche has agreed a four-year contract in principle after spending the last two seasons at Getafe.

Last season, the forward who has also attracted interests from English Premier League sides, scored seven goals and provided two assists in 33 appearances for Getafe.
Uche is the club’s second signing since the end of last season after Jermaine Pennant joined from English Premier League side Liverpool.


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