Kenyan Defender Attracts Interest from Rangers, Celtic and Lorient

Rangers, Celtic and Lorient are interested in Kenyan defender Joseph Okumu.

However, Ligue 1 side FC Lorient are now on the fore-front of the race having already submitted a bid for the defender.

L’Equipe reported that an offer of €3m was tabled by Lorient.

The 24-year old central defender currently plays for Elfsborg in the Swedish 1st division.

The former Chemelil Sugar player is believed to be keen on making the move so as to take the ‘next step’ in his career.

“The Swedish league is a stepping stone for all players. Hopefully there will be good opportunities,” he was quoted saying.

“Once the right choice comes up, I want to move on to the next step. It depends on the project. It’s not just about going to the top leagues and top teams. It’s all about where you grow, where your playing style fits, and where you can make an impression.

If he does move to Scotland, he will be the second Kenyan player to play in the Scottish League after Victor Wanyama who had a stint with Celtic.

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