FC Lorient of France striker, Terem Moffi is attracting summer transfer interest from Borussia Dortmund of Germany, as the German Bundesliga outfit look to beat off other suitors for the youngster’s signature, megasportsarena.com reports.
With Moffi having been on fire in only his first season in the French Ligue 1, it has been a foregone conclusion that Lorient will have to do a lot to keep him beyond this summer, and their resolve is now sure to be tested further by interest coming from Dortmund.
This is sequel to a report by SCORENigeria, which revealed that Dortmund have a firm offer for Moffi and the former European champions hope to sign him in the coming month, as they aim to beat of an expectedly wild rush for the former Golden Eaglets striker.
The report adds: “Lorient will, whether they survive relegation or not, most likely be forced to sell him even though he still has two years left on his contract because of their poor finances.
“Like most of the Ligue 1 clubs, their finances are in a mess because the league’s broadcaster has gone bankrupt and cash from sale of TV rights make up as much as 80% of Lorient annual revenue.
“Only recently both players and officials agreed pay cuts that will save the coastal club 2 million Euros. Last summer, they paid a record eight million Euros to sign him from Belgian club KV Kortrijk.”
A source familiar with the development further revealed: “The Dortmund interest is serious, it’s not just some media talk. They believe they can make the boy a super star, like they did with Erling Haaland and (Jadon) Sancho.”
The rave of the moment, who will clock 22 next month, has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season and the youngster, who Lorient paid eight million Euro to sign him from Kortrijk last summer, my not complete the three-year contract he signed with option for an additional year.
Dramatically, though, despite all the ongoing transfer hoopla around him, Moffi has dismissed talk about his potential exit from Lorient on the back of his goals in Ligue 1, and he told Ouest-France: “The season is not over, there are four games left, and our focus is on safety, not on transfers. But I want to stay, yes – I have fun here. I love my teammates. So yes.”