By Jacob Ajom
We can confirm that talks between Warri Wolves and English Premiership side West Ham United on the transfer of Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe have suffered a setback.
Club sources disclosed to Sports Vanguard that after West Ham tabled a £500,000 (which is N130m), Wolves agreed to the offer. The English club backed out
This development has rubbished the widely reported speculation that Warri Wolves rejected the offer made by the Hammers.
The London Evening Standard had reported that the Nigerian club had turned back West Ham with their offer as they were asking for more.
The Nigerian defender has emerged as a target for the Hammers during this transfer window, according to reports, and it seems that a move to the Boleyn Ground could be a real possibility as they step up their chase for his signature.
Egwuekwe, who currently plays for Warri Wolves, has previously admitted he is hoping to leave his current side in the coming weeks, as interest in his services rises.
“Offers are coming from overseas, I have an offer from an EPL club, the Championship and from Russia,” Egwuekwe was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard last week.
“I am still a Warri Wolves player, but at the end of this month, I hope to say bye bye to Warri Wolves.”
If the West Ham deal fails, Egwuekwe may either go to a championship side in England or move to Russia.