French Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon is reportedly in advanced negotiations for a thrilling deal to acquire the services of Nigerian forward Gift Orban from Jupiler Pro League outfit KAA Gent, as per Soccernet.NG.
The potential transfer, rumored to be worth €13 million (equivalent to N12.9 billion), is poised to make Orban one of the most exciting prospects in Ligue 1. According to Transfermarkt the player’s current market value is estimated at €15 million.
As of Wednesday, Gift Orban has flown from Belgium to France to finalize the details of the potential move, which could see him don the Olympique Lyon jersey until the conclusion of the 2027/2028 season. The negotiation process between the two clubs is said to be progressing well, although the deal has not yet been officially sealed.
Orban, who made a name for himself in Norway’s Stabaek before joining Gent last year, has displayed prolific goal-scoring prowess, attracting interest from European powerhouses such as Tottenham and Barcelona during the summer transfer window.
Gent managed to retain Orban’s services for a few additional months, but it appears that Olympique Lyon is now at the forefront in meeting the financial demands set by Gent. If the deal materializes, it will mark a significant step in Orban’s career, propelling him into the spotlight of one of Europe’s top football leagues.
Fans and football enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting official confirmation of the transfer, with Olympique Lyon supporters hopeful that Gift Orban will soon be showcasing his skills at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. The coming days are likely to provide clarity on this exciting transfer saga as both clubs work towards finalizing the agreement.