Stanley Nwabali transfer news: ‘Screenshots’, but where are the offers for Super Eagles keeper?

Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali has claimed that he has yet to receive any offers from the clubs reportedly interested in him.

The Chippa United goal custodian has staked a claim for himself after his heroics at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024) in Ivory Coast.

Although the Super Eagles did not win the coveted trophy, Nwabali was recognised as one of the team's key players.

His penalty saves against South Africa earned him widespread admiration from Nigerian fans worldwide and neutral football fans alike.

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This admiration was so significant that upon his return to Nigeria after the AFCON, he was conferred with a chieftaincy title in his hometown in Rivers State.

The 27-year-old narrowly missed out on the title of best goalkeeper of the tournament to Ronwen Williams, who conceded fewer goals than Nwabali.

Nwabali's exceptional performances in Ivory Coast have sparked significant interest from clubs across Europe, Asia, and Africa, with strong indications that he will leave Chippa United in the next transfer window.

Nwabali addresses transfer rumours

Amidst speculation surrounding his future, Nwabali sheds light on the ongoing transfer rumours. Despite reports of interest from various clubs, Nwabali reveals that he has yet to receive any concrete offers.

“I only see offers online,” he explains.

“To be honest, some of my friends send me screenshots to say, ‘hey bro, this offer is coming' but to be honest, I haven't seen an offer on my table.”

Addressing the uncertainty, the gloveman shared his hope that the rumoured offers materialise, stating, “When sometimes there are rumours, I wish they can all come to pass, but I haven't seen any offer.”

The Nigeria number one has conceded 14 goals and kept seven clean sheets in the 15 games he has featured for Chippa United this term.

Which clubs are reportedly interested in Nwabali transfer?

Rumours are swirling that Nwabali could be on the brink of a move to Belgian club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, potentially stepping in to replace Maxime Wensenns, who is reportedly eyeing a transfer to Turkey in the upcoming summer window.

In addition, undisclosed clubs from France and Italy are reportedly showing interest in the Super Eagles goalkeeper, along with South African giants Kaizer Chiefs. Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia is also reportedly keen on securing his services.

During the AFCON, he impressed by keeping four clean sheets for Nigeria and notably thwarting two penalties during the semi-final showdown against South Africa.

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