Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid have moved in for Flying Eagles star Kingsley Sokari with the player’s transfer to Esperance of Tunisia now on the brink of collapse. Sokari, 20, was in Tunisia to sign a three-year deal on June 22 after he further impressed the Tunis club at the FIFA U20 World Cup, but the former African champions have kept playing hide-and-seek with Enyimba even after both clubs had reached an agreement for the transfer.
And Enyimba have given Esperance an ultimatum to seal the player’s transfer this week or they will call it off. Last week Thursday, a scout of Atletico Madrid who had been alerted to Sokari’s prospects after the player featured for the Super Eagles in games against Cote d’Ivoire, Yemen and South Africa last January, inquired about the player.
It is believed that Atletico rate the player as a top future talent following his exploits with three-tiers of the Nigeria national teams – U20, U23 and Super Eagles. Atletico were not aware of Sokari’s transfer to Esperance and that he has since returned to Nigeria.