By Johnny Edward:
FC Atyrau defender Michael Odibe is still hoping to seal a move to the German Bundesliga before the summer window transfer window closes, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Odibe who is in his final 18 months at the club confirmed to Completesportsnigeria.com that he was close in joining German side Freiburg before his club pulled out of the deal due to the fee demanded in January.
However, the 26 year old defender is optimistic a move back to Europe can be secured with Hamburger SV and Russian side Mordovia Saransk holding talks with his agent currently.
"I'm still hopeful of a move, but my club want more than what has been offered," he told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"In football you never know but I'm focused on Atyrau now and our push to the top of the table because we are fourth on the log with 30 points from 17 games.
"I'll be glad if I can help the team get to the top of the table. I believe it is possible," Odibe said.