In a shocking turn of events, the transfer of Nigerian striker Rafiu Durosinmi to Eintracht Frankfurt has fallen through, leaving both the player and the Bundesliga side disappointed according to allnigeriasoccer.com.
The collapse of the deal was confirmed by German newspaper Bild, citing an abnormality discovered during Durosinmi’s medical examination, unrelated to the knee injury he is currently recovering from.
The 2022 UEFA Europa League champions had been eagerly eyeing the services of the Viktoria Plzeň forward, with a reported transfer fee of €9 million on the table, when the current value of the player is estimated by Transfermarkt at €5 million.
The proposed contract was expected to bind Durosinmi to Eintracht Frankfurt until 2028, as the club aimed to fill the void left by the departure of Randal Kolo Muani to PSG during the previous transfer window.
The unexpected setback is undoubtedly a major blow for the talented Nigerian striker, who had been looking forward to showcasing his skills in one of Europe’s top football leagues. The Bundesliga is currently regarded as one of the top 5 leagues in the continent, and Durosinmi’s potential move would have marked a significant milestone in his career.
Durosinmi had enjoyed a promising start to the season in the Fortuna Liga, the Czech Republic’s top-tier division. However, his momentum was disrupted by a knee injury sustained in October, further complicating his professional journey.
Had the deal materialized, Durosinmi would have been Eintracht Frankfurt’s second signing of the January transfer window. The club had earlier secured the services of Netherlands international midfielder Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United.
As both the player and the club now face the disappointment of a failed transfer, the football world will be closely watching to see how Durosinmi and Eintracht Frankfurt respond to this unexpected turn of events.