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Swedish club rejects Sh200m bid for Kenyan striker Olunga – reports

By DAVID KWALIMWA December 15th, 2016 1 min read

The value of Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga seems to have increased ten-fold in the last year alone.

This follows reports in sections of the Swedish media suggesting the striker’s club Djurgadens IF has turned down a 2 million Euro (Sh220 million) offer from an unnamed European club for the player.

Olunga joined the Swedish club from Kenyan Premier League club Gor Mahia in January 2016, in a cumulative deal estimated to be worth Sh16 million.

Djurgardens sporting director Bosse Andersson  was quoted saying the Swedish top flight club is not willing to sell the player, yet.

He said: I can confirm that we are aware of interest from several foreign clubs looking at him but that said, we do not plan to sell in January. We have no need to rush, we can afford to wait.”

It is also being reported that the club could soften their stance if a bid closer to 4 million Euros (or Sh440 million) is tabled.

Potential transfer could be complicated after Olunga confirmed to Nairobi News in a recent interview that he intends to start his studies in January. He is a Geospatial Engineering student.

At the same time Olunga, who is on holiday in Kenya, spent the better part of the last few days supporting upcoming talents in Western Kenya.

The 22 year old later wrote on his Facebook page; “I was impressed by the young talents. Let the sky be your lower limit and work even harder. Embrace discipline and put God first for he protects you from injuries and gives you talent.”

Olunga scored 12 goals in the Swedish league last season and is said to be under the radar of top clubs in Spain, Russia and Belgium.