–Nigeria forward agrees terms with CSKA Moscow
SL10.ng understands that CSKA Moscow have opened talks with Aaron Samuel and his camp over a possible move to the Arena Khimki in the winter transfer market.
The Guangzhou R&F starlet used the opportunity handed him by Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi to showcase his skills to a number of European clubs based in Russia, Germany and Turkey.
But it is CSKA Moscow who lead the race for his signature, with Aaron Samuel already agreeing personal terms with the back-to-back Russian champions.
The team from the old Soviet Union will test Guangzhou R&F’s resolve not to sell the Nigeria international by tabling an ‘astronomical offer’ that will make them shred the agreement they have with the 20-year-old.
That said, last month Guangzhou R&F had rejected an enquiry from Shanghai East Asia, who were prepared to offer the attacker a three-year deal, and the prospect of reuniting with his former manager, Sven Goran Eriksson.
CSKA Moscow hope to conclude thrashing out terms with their Asian counterparts probably before the second week of January.
Aaron Samuel, who has made 16 appearances for Guangzhou R&F since joining from Sarpsborg 08, is tied to the Chinese club until December 31, 2016.