Nigerian striker, Samuel Kalu is on the rise and in high demand in France.

The Les Girondins had an initial bid for the Nigerian rejected by Gent with the Belgian side reportedly looking for around €15million.

In principle, the current deal is worth about €8million.

Kalu’s agent touched down in France last week to help get a deal over the line, and it now appears the 21-year-old will be unveiled as a Bordeaux player this week.

The Nigerian is expected to soon arrive in France for a medical after personal terms have already been agreed.

Last season, Kalu scored seven goals and provided 10 assists in 32 league appearances.

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Gustavo Poyet had identified Kalu as the player who can bring more speed and creativity to his squad, following the departure of Malcom to Barcelona.

Kalu was born in Abia state and he began his youth career at GBS Academy.

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On 9 December 2015, Kalu signed a two-year contract for the Slovak side AS Trencín. Kalu made his professional debut for AS Trencín against ŠK Slovan Bratislava on 27 February 2016.

On January 4, 2017 he joined Belgium top division club KAA Gent from AS Trencin.