Super Eagles left back Zaidu Sanusi is reportedly one of the latest sought-after players by the new owners of Newcastle United ahead of the 2022/2023 season.
Sources close to Newcastle United reveal that the owners are keen to bring in a left back in the club this summer and Sanusi who was first choice in his position for Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon is valued at N2. 9 billion naira.
Newcastle United also targeted other Nigeria internationals during the January transfer window including Victor Osimhen and Moses Simon albeit it seems this will be a long shot.
Zaidu Sanusi is a regular starter for Portuguese giants CF Porto and will be a serious threat to the duo of Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummet.
Sanusi has been outstanding for Porto since he arrived from Santa Clara three years ago. He has been the go-to man at left back for the Dragons.
This season, the 24-year-old has made 13 league appearances for the former Portuguese champions, with a goal to his name.
Sanusi still has three years on his contract, but abola reports that Newcastle are looking to swoop in for him this summer.
Newcastle is currently battling relegation, but if they stay, the attraction of the Premier League could be the pull they need to get the Nigerian defender who is also adept at playing from the wings.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.