Eintracht Frankfurt has successfully secured the signing of promising forward Rafiu Durosinmi from Viktoria Plzen, following an intense pursuit by several European clubs, according to Soccernet.NG sources.
The 20-year-old Nigerian talent, who has been making waves in the Czech Republic, is set to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Austin Okocha as he embarks on a new chapter with the Bundesliga side.
With the departure of Randal Kolo Muani, Eintracht Frankfurt made the signing of a new centre-forward a top priority for the January transfer window. The club has now clinched the deal for Durosinmi, who was a highly sought-after prospect in Europe.
According to reports from Soccernet.NG and 90min, Frankfurt and Viktoria Plzen have reached an agreement for the transfer of Durosinmi. The 20-year-old forward is expected to finalize the deal and sign a contract with Frankfurt next week, becoming the club’s second signing in the winter transfer window.
Durosinmi, currently recovering from an injury sustained in October, is close to full fitness and will undergo a medical checkup before sealing the long-term contract with Frankfurt. The transfer fee for the Nigerian forward is reported to be nine million euros, making him the joint-fourth most expensive signing in Frankfurt’s history.
Durosinmi possesses remarkable skill with both feet and is particularly adept with his head. Premier League clubs Wolves and Brighton had reportedly shown interest, but Durosinmi’s heart was set on Frankfurt. Stuttgart also expressed interest in Germany, but the talented forward opted for the Bundesliga side. According to Transfermarkt his current market value estimates at €5 million.
Inspired by the legendary Austin Okocha, Durosinmi aims to carve his own exciting chapter in the Nigerian football story in Frankfurt. Despite arriving in Europe in 2022, he has left a significant impact with ten goals in 39 games for Karvina and 13 goals in 34 matches for Plzen.
Before his injury, Durosinmi showcased his prowess in the Czech Fortuna Liga with six goals and six assists in just 11 games. If he maintains this impressive trajectory in Germany, he could surpass the 18 Bundesliga goals Okocha scored for Frankfurt in fewer than 90 games. The Nigerian prodigy is poised to capture the hearts of Eintracht Frankfurt fans and add another illustrious chapter to the club’s history.