As of the last count over five foreign clubs and several players’ intermediaries have made genuine inquiries about Rivers United’s Ishaq Kayode services despite his club’s ouster from the CAF Confederation Cup.
Kayode put up several scintillating performances for Rivers United who began from the CAF Champions League before crashing out to the Egyptian side, Al Masry on away goal rule in the CAF Confederation Cup they stepped down to, despite finishing the tie 2-2 on aggregate.
The former Shooting Stars of Ibadan player scored two goals and had two assists also for the Pride of Rivers in their futile continental cup chase but three Egyptian clubs and two clubs from Portugal and France and several other agents have spoken to his representatives with a view to sealing a contract for him.
A source close to the player opined that the three Egyptian top clubs wanted to conclude the deal before Rivers United returned to Nigeria after their game with Al Masry but officials of the former league champions insisted that all transfer formalities must be completed before they can sanction the deal.
Our correspondent has been further told that Rivers United has vowed not to stand in Kayode’s way and any potential deal abroad because he has been a thoroughbred professional and putting all he has for the club’s cause.
Kayode joined Rivers United last season after two successful seasons at 3SC. He spent a season at Remo Stars also. He has been one of the team’s standout performers.
His potential deal abroad may no doubt threaten the club’s determination to win the league title as the new league season starts on December 17.