Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Bastia deal for Mba collapses

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Warri Wolves, have rejected an offer from French Ligue 2 outfit, CA Bastia to sign Sunday Mba (pictured).

In spite of CA Bastia unveiling the Afcon hero and handing him a squad number, Warri Wolves moved to quash the deal which did not meet their financial terms.

CA Bastia offered Warri Wolves €250,000 for the 24-year-old Nigerian international.

The French club also disclosed in the contract terms that they will pay the €250,000 in three instalments which will be spread across 2014 and 2015.

CA Bastia promised an initial €50,000 payment on January 31, 2014 while the second payment of €100,000 will be on July 31, 2014.

The Ligue 2 side stated in the contract statement dated August 31 that the final payment of the €250,000 transfer fee will be another €100,000 on January 31, 2015.

The Corsican club promised to pay another €100,000 should they gain promotion to Ligue 1 "at the end of the sports season 2013-2014 or 2014-2015."

Wolves rejected the terms outright and pulled out of discussions, according to a club official.

"The offer has been rejected and there will be no deal between us and them for Sunday Mba," said the Warri Wolves official to

Mba is already back in Nigeria and will join up with the Super Eagles' camp in Calabar for this Saturday's 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying against the Flame of Malawi.

The midfielder said: “I am back to focus on the Super Eagles game. Right now I cannot make any comment on what has happened.”

Mba has been previously linked with a number of clubs in Europe including English giants, Arsenal and an unnamed Norwegian club.

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