Ligue 1 side Lorient FC have tabled a bid of €2.5millon (Over Kshs. 320 Million) for Kenyan defender Joseph Okumu, reports L’Equipe.
Okumu is currently in the books of Swedish side IF Elfsborg and has drawn interest from a number of European sides like Rangers FC, Celtic FC, Reims and Genk.
Lorient’s bid ‘will however be rejected’ by IF Elfsborg who according to Expressen, value Okumu at €4 million (approx Ksh.520 million).
Glasgowlive reports that Okumu is keen to take the next step in his career and play at a higher level and more high profile league than in Sweden.
“The Swedish league is a springboard for all players. If you do it well, hopefully the right opportunity arises” said Okumu.
“If the right option emerges, I definitely want to take the next step.
“It depends on the project. It’s not just about going to a top league or a top team. It’s all about where I can go and develop, where my playing style fits and where I can make an impression.
“I’m not just moving to move. It is important to see the bigger picture. It’s the dream all players have.”