More facts have emerged in the shock January move by Elderson Uwa Echiejile to Belgian lower division club, Cercle Brugge, as feelers indicate that the deal might have been influenced by the Super Eagles’ defender’s parent club, AS Monaco of France.
With Echiejile still searching for a stable career, despite pervious outings at Sporting Braga of Portugal, Stade Rennes of France and Standard Liege of Belgium, he has failed to convince Monaco that he is good enough to play in their team.
Consequently, top shots at the Monte Carlo-based side have again opted to send him from a similar loan deal at Sivasspor of Turkey to Belgian First Division B side, Cercle Brugge until the end of the season.
Though Echeijile had been hoping for a permanent stay at Monaco, after he cancelled his contract with Sivasspor, The Aristocrats opted to loan him to Cercle Brugge, who are owned by the French Ligue 1 side.
Echiejile joined Sivasspor on a season-long loan deal from AS Monaco last summer but hardly featured for the team, making 10 appearances in all competitions (seven Turkish league games and three Turkish Cup games) in the first half of the season.
Echiejile has undergone a successful medical at Cercle Brugge and will be unveiled before the Belgian transfer window closes on Wednesday night.