Napoli to battle Club Brugge, Brentford, Brighton for Nigeria’s top goalscorer in Romania

Serie A giants SSC Napoli are one of several clubs interested in signing CFR Cluj’s prolific forward Philip Otele this summer, reports.

Otele has been one of the outstanding stars of the 2023/24 Romanian top-flight campaign, netting 13 goals and adding seven assists in 35 games for Cluj.

The 24-year-old is the highest-scoring Nigerian in Liga I, outshining Petrolul 52’s Christian Irobiso (4 goals) and Rapid’s Funsho Bamgboye (3) during the regular season, according to

Interestingly, Otele’s performances have caught the attention of Napoli, according to Voetbal24.

The Scudetto winners are set to lose top man Victor Osimhen in the summer, with the Super Eagles striker primed for a move to the English Premier League.

However, Napoli are not the only ones eyeing Otele, with the reports claiming Club Brugge, Brentford, and Brighton are also keen on the former Kauno Žalgiris striker.

Brighton are believed to be leading the race for Otele, with the Seagulls planning to sign him in the summer before loaning him out immediately to partner club Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium.

CFR Cluj are not pleased that transfer speculations are circulating Otele, with the club still fighting to secure a place in the European competitions next term.

Club president Cristi Balaj insists that Cluj are not considering any offer for their star forward at this time of the campaign.

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