Galatasaray want to replace Radamel Falcao with Nigerian striker; youngster responds swiftly

The Red and Yellow will be in dire need of replacements if they manage to sell the former Manchester United ace and another high-salary-earning striker

Galatasaray are reportedly interested in signing Super Eagles striker Terem Moffi. The Turkish giants see the Lorient forward as the ideal alternative to ageing ex-Manchester United man Radamel Falcao.

Falcao managed nine goals and two assists in 18 matches for Galatasaray last term, but the Istanbul Lions, under new management, begin preparations for a future beyond the 35-year-old Colombian.

His high salary, and that of Senegal international Mbaye Diagne, is weighing down on Galatasaray’s finances, and the club is keen to let go of both strikers this transfer window.

And as per Takvim, the Yellow-and-Reds are actively interested in kicking off negotiations for Moffi, one of Ligue 1’s breakout stars last season.

The 22-year-old Nigerian drew all the praise and attention with his 14 goals in only his debut campaign in the French top-flight.

Meanwhile, Moffi has provided a swift response to the rumours linking him to Turkey.

In an interview with Le Telegramme, the former Kortrijk ace admits he dreams of playing in the UEFA Champions League but insists that he is focused on staying at Lorient for next season.

Moffi said: “So far, I haven’t heard of a transfer. I am well in Lorient for next season.

“In the future, I would like to play in the Champions League, but for now, my goal is to have a good season in Lorient.”

Lorient paid eight million euros to Kortrijk last year for Moffi and has the Nigerian youngster committed to the club until the summer of 2024.

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