Grimsby Town are lining up a deadline day swoop for Nigerian striker Moses Ogbu, according to sources in Sweden, where the player turned out last season for IK Sirius.
The 27-year-old frontman, who scored seven times in 28 outings for the Allsvenskan club last term, has expressed his desire to leave IK Sirius, and it is believed that Blundell Park could be Ogbu’s destination.
Reports in Sweden state: “(Moses) Ogbu is ready to sign for a new club.
“It will be by the end of Thursday, which suggests an international club, as this will be transfer deadline day for the major European leagues.
“It is believed that the player’s preferred destination is England.”
The major stumbling block for the Mariners will come down to agreeing terms with a player, who was considered the standout performer for his club last season.
But movements in the last week, which have seen both Andrew Fox and Mitch Rose depart Blundell Park, as well as the termination of the loan deals of Akin Famewo and Ben Pringle, will undoubtedly have freed up some space in Jolley’s playing budget.
However, there may be further exits from Blundell Park during the course of the day, with the futures of midfielder John Welsh and forward Jordan Cook the most in doubt – we will strive to bring you updates on all of the above throughout the day.
Ogbu is described as a powerful, athletic forward, who is equally adept on either wing. A product of the Dynamo Football Academy in Nigeria, he moved to Sweden in 2009 with Gimo IF, where he scored twice in eleven games to earn a move to IK Sirius.
He originally spent five years with the Uppsala club, netting 40 times in 128 league outings, before a 2016 switch to Jonkopings Sodra.
His stay with Sodra was a short one, just a dozen games, returning to Sirius on loan, before completing a permanent switch back to the club in 2017.