Qatar moneybags Al Duhail SC are reportedly seething to break the bank for Michael Olunga’s signature.
Olunga, 26, recently extended his contract with J-League side Kashiwa Reysol by a year.
The former Thika United, Tusker FC and Gor Mahia striker emerged top scorer in the league with 28 goals, helping the promoted side to a 7th place finish in the 2020 season.
He was named the league’s most valuable player, with FIFA ranking him among “little-known strikers who’ve emerged as scoring sensations in 2020.”
🇪🇪 Rauno Sappinen
🇰🇪 Michael Olunga
🇩🇰 Kasper Junker
🇨🇺 Marcel Hernandez
🔎 We look at some little-known strikers who've emerged as scoring sensations in 2020 🔥
— FIFA (@FIFAcom) December 27, 2020
The player, popularly known as Engineer, currently has a market value of Ksh127 million.
Al Duhail SC plays in Qatar’s top flight, Qatar Stars, and is presently third on the 12-team league after 11 games.
The club’s owner is business mogul Adbullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani, who is also a member of the Qatari Royal Family.
In 2012 he was ranked among top 20 rich club owners by Bleacherreport with a staggering fortune of over one billion USD.