Nigeria striker could break Serie A club’s record as transfer race heats up between Cagliari, Bologna and Besiktas

Title: Nigerian Striker David Okereke Attracts Serie A Interest Amidst Relegation Woes


Nigerian striker David Okereke finds himself in the midst of transfer speculation after suffering relegation with Cremonese in the previous Serie A season. Serie A clubs Cagliari and Bologna, along with Turkish giants Besiktas, are reportedly monitoring the talented forward’s situation. This article delves into Okereke’s recent struggles, potential suitors, and the possibility of a move to revive his career.

The Struggles:

Over the past two seasons, David Okereke’s career has faced significant setbacks. After leaving Belgian giants Club Brugge in 2021, he joined Venezia, a team that had just secured promotion to Serie A. Unfortunately, his time with Venezia did not yield desired results, with the team eventually suffering relegation. Despite Okereke’s contributions of seven goals in 32 appearances, Venezia couldn’t avoid the drop.

The Move to Cremonese:

Looking for a fresh start, Okereke made a permanent move to Cremonese, another newly-promoted side, for the previous season. However, luck eluded him once again, as the team finished 19th in Serie A and faced relegation to Serie B. His compatriot, Cyriel Dessers, also left Cremonese, joining Rangers, further fueling speculation about Okereke’s potential departure.

Suitors Surface:

According to reports from Napoli Magazine, three clubs have expressed interest in signing the 25-year-old goal poacher. Bologna, who had been previously linked with Okereke, are still in the race for his signature. However, newly-promoted Serie A side Cagliari has also joined the pursuit, offering Okereke a chance to become the first Nigerian to play for the club in Serie A. Turkish powerhouse Besiktas has also emerged as a potential destination for the Nigerian striker.

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Potential Move and Valuation:

Transfermarkt values David Okereke at €4 million, making him an attractive prospect for interested clubs. The relatively modest price tag presents an opportunity for teams to secure his services without breaking the bank. If Okereke were to join Cagliari, it would mark a significant milestone in his career and open doors for future Nigerian players at the club.


David Okereke’s recent struggles with relegation have not gone unnoticed, as Serie A clubs Cagliari and Bologna, along with Besiktas, express interest in the Nigerian striker. After unsuccessful spells with Venezia and Cremonese, Okereke is looking to bounce back and reignite his career at a higher level. A potential move to Cagliari or any other suitor could provide the platform and opportunity he needs to showcase his abilities and make a lasting impact in Serie A.

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