Fisayo Dele Bashiru: Serie A Giants Interested in Signing Super Eagles Star in Summer: Report

Fisayo Dele Bashiru: Serie A Giants Interested in Signing Super Eagles Star in Summer: Report

Raphael Abiola
updated at April 30, 2024 at 11:06 AM
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  • Oluwafisayo Dele-Bashiru is a summer transfer target for one of the big clubs in Italy's Serie A
  • The Super Eagles midfielder is rated as one of the best players in the Turkish League this term
  • Hatayspor have reportedly placed a huge transfer fee on the former Manchester City midfielder

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Super Eagles star, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, has reportedly attracted the attention of one of the top clubs in the Italian Serie A.

The former Manchester City midfielder has been one of the best players in the Turkish league this season, and his performance hasn't gone unnoticed by top clubs in Europe.

The Nigerian international joined Hatayspor from Sheffield Wednesday last summer and has scored six goals and provided six assists in 35 appearances in all competitions this season.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has been reportedly linked with a summer move to Serie A giants, Lazio. Photo: Ahmad Mora.
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has been reportedly linked with a summer move to Serie A giants, Lazio. Photo: Ahmad Mora.
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According to a report by Turkish media outlet Sports Digitale, per Soccernet, Lazio is interested in adding the Super Eagles midfielder to their squad in the summer and hopes to complete the deal before the Rome-based side kickstarts their pre-season.

Lazio reportedly faces competition from fellow Serie A side AC Milan and Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven for the Nigerian midfielder.

Hatayspor, on the other hand, are ready to let Dele-Bashiru leave the club in the summer if any of the clubs showing interest in him meet their asking price for the Super Eagles star.

The Guneyin Yıldızı reportedly placed an asking price of £10 million on the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, and the fee could rise to £20 million based on the future sell-on clause the club wants to include in the contract.

Lazio wants Hatayspor to reduce the asking price, but the Turkish side might refuse as they are aware of other clubs showing interest in the Nigerian.

NFF appoints new Super Eagles coach

Sports Brief earlier reported that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed Finidi George as the new Super Eagles coach ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic.

The former Nigerian international served as assistant coach to Jose Peseiro at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations before taking up the managerial role on an interim basis during the last international break.

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Raphael Abiola
Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.