By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Super Eagles striker, Chisom Chikatara, has exclusively revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com that his move to Moroccan side, Wydad Casablanca, is a stopgap measure before he joins Nigeria's legion of Europe-based stars.
Chikatara was unveiled by the Moroccan side this week after a protracted transfer speculation and the former Abia Warriors forward on Thursday bared his mind on the new chapter in his career after signing a three-year contract.
"Wydad is a big club in Morocco. I'm humbled by the fact that such a club showed interest in my service," the player affectionately called 'The Kolanut Boy' told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"Talks had been on for sometime. However, my target is to play for just one season then move to an European league from here. This is just the stepping stone although I am honoured to be here. If they didn't value me, they wouldn't have come for me.
"There's no particular club or league in mind at the moment honestly, but all the same, I want to go to Europe sometime in the near future."
Chikatara could make his debut appearance for Wydad Casablanca in the Morrocan Botola Pro League on Saturday against RSB Berkane.
Chikatara's new club are currently topping the Morrocan league table with 35 points from 18 matches.
Wydad Casablanca, founded in 1937, play its matches at the 67,000 capacity Stade Mohamed V.
The club, known as the 'Rouges et Blancs' is coached by Welsh manager, John Toshack.