Girondins-Bordeaux of France winger, Samuel Kalu has reeled out details of how his French Ligue 1 club snubbed what looked like a mouth-watering official transfer offer from Fernebahce of Turkey, but insists he is not holding any ill-feelings over the development, megasportsarena.com gathered.
Rather than sulk over the lost opportunity of joining the array of Nigerian players now plying their trade in The Land of The Ottoman, Kalu stressed that he remains loyal to Bordeaux
and pledged that he will continue being fully dedicated to the team.
Although he admitted that he was excited with The Yellow Canaries’ interest to sign him, the 23-year-old former SK Trencin of Slovakia and KAA Gent of Belgium versatile player stressed that he is still committed as ever to the course at Bordeaux, where he has been since 2018 after signing a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club.
Having already featured in more than 40 league games for the side and last season achieved 20 appearances in helping Jean Louis Gasset’s side finish 12th last season, Kalu has featured in four matches of the new campaign and got his first his goal against RC Lens.
He is now looking forward to making a bigger impact in their forthcoming matches and stressed that, despite Bordeaux having stopped him from a deal with Fernebahce, he remains committed to the team and will give his best while still on the pay roll at Matmut Atlantique.
Kalu told AOIFootball: “There is really nothing much to say because they [Fenerbahce] first gave an offer of a loan deal but Bordeaux rejected it, saying I was an important player to the club and they can’t allow me to go on loan again.
“They came again with another offer for a loan and an option to buy at the end of the season but the club is yet to reply to them. I’m however ready to give my best to the club; if I will remain here I am 100% committed and won’t force a move away as it remains with the club to decide that.”