By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Indomitable of Lions Cameroon and Torino defender, Nicolas Nkoulou is a subject of transfer speculation to a number of Clubs this summer.
Latest to reports on the future of Nkoulou are Spanish Outlet Estadio Deportivo Real Betis are keenly studying the situation of the 30-year Cameroonian sweeper at Torino.
The Spanish club believes Nkoulou is an ideal replacement for Assia Mandi expected to leave Betis this summer.
Nkoulou’s contract at the Italian Club runs till June 2021 after which he will be available as a free agent.
It is surely for this reason that Real Betis have joined Premier League outfits; Burnley and Manchester United and Leeds United amongst interested parties for the services of the 2017 AFCON winner who has represented a number of Clubs including Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco amongst others.
The Kadji Sports Academy graduate hasn’t had consistent football under his belt this season at Torino.
He has accumulated just 11 games in all competitions, as his side struggles stay above the relegation zone, just midway through the current Italian Serie A campaign.
The modern-day defender with great ability in playing out from the back or sticking in a foot like the old-fashioned center-half would do, has been a mainstay in the last three seasons at Torino.
Since the defender’s sort of ‘one hit wonder’ narrative, European giants have been breathing down the neck of Torino, including the English trinity of Manchester United, Leeds United, Burnley, and now Spanish side Real Betis.
He joined Torino on loan in August 2017 and made the deal permanent with a cash in of £3.1 Million for Olympique Lyonnais after an impressive first season.
Transfermarkt have it that, the defender is attached to Torino till the next summer but could leave before then at £11 Million.
Nkoulou has made 127 appearances for the club and scored four goals.
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