Samuel Kalu: Hertha Berlin, Real Betis show interest in Super Eagles star

Samuel Kalu: Hertha Berlin, Real Betis show interest in Super Eagles star

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Samuel Kalu could be on his way out of French club Bordeaux in the January transfer window

- Hertha Berlin and Real Betis are reportedly interested in signing the Nigerian international

- The 22-year-old has scored four goals in 37 matches since his 2018 summer move from Gent

Samuel Kalu has become January targets for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin and La Liga club Real Betis, reports claim.

The Bordeaux winger has aroused the interest of Berlin boss Jurgen Klinsman as the former Germany international is looking to make reinforcements in the coming transfer window.

According to German news media outlet Fussballinfo, Klinsman is looking for formidable replacements for his ageing stars including Salomon Kalu and Vedad Ibisevic.

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Their contract with Hertha expires at the end of the 2019-20 season and Kalu has been tipped as one of the stars that would fit into their shoes.

On the other hand, Spanish topflight division club Real Betis are also considering a January swoop for the Nigerian international from his Ligue 1 club.

The La Liga side are currently 13th on the table and are looking to beef up their squad in the winter after a disappointing first half of the season.

Kalu was signed from Belgian side Gent in the summer of 2018 for a fee around €8.5million and has played 37 league games, scoring four goals so far for the Ligue 1 side.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Mario Mandzukic's will not be joining Man United in January as the Croatian striker was spotted undergoing medical in Qatar.

After months of speculation, the Juventus striker looks set to be heading to the Middle East nation to ply his trade.

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