Brighton and Crystal Palace join Fulham in the race for Super Eagles star with ₦22 billion release clause


Crystal Palace and Brighton are keen to sign Zaidu Sanusi, who Tottenham wanted in January, understands.

The Premier League duo have joined Fulham in the race to sign the 25-year-old, who scored the goal which won the Primeira Liga title for Porto last season.

The Eagles and the Seagulls were left impressed by Zaidu’s performances last term, as he made 40appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese giants.

Brighton and Crystal Palace will look to rival Fulham for the attack-minded Nigeria international.

Sanusi scored three times across 40 appearances for Porto, with one of the goals sealing a vital win over Benfica in May and the league title for the Dragons.

Porto are not particularly keen on selling the former Santa Clara defender, and any interested club may have to activate the release clause in his contract to complete the deal.

Sanusi has a release clause valued at around 50 million euros (₦22 billion).

The full-back is currently with the Nigerian national team as they battle for the qualifying ticket to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.