French top-flight side Strasbourg have reportedly set its sights on signing highly-rated Zimbabwe international Tino Kadewere who is out of favour at rivals Olympique Lyon.
Despite impressing under former Lyon coach Rudi Garcia, Kadewere has struggled for game time under new boss Peter Bosz.
Bosz has shown that he is not counting on the Zimbabwean forward for the new season either.
In Tuesday’s pre-season games against Dynamo Kiev, the coach indicated intentions to give every one of his players at least 60 minutes.
However, the Dutch technician left the Zimbabwean out of the first of the two friendlies despite even playing with a B team, and then a C team.
Now according to the authoritative French daily L’Équipe, Strasbourg will push to sign Lyon’s Zimbabwe international striker Tino Kadewere this European summer.
The Alsace club are looking for a replacement for fellow striker Ludovic Ajorque, who is on the verge of signing for Hertha Berlin via a fee of €15m, and the 26-year-old, who has been out of favour under Bosz, is top of their list.
Bosz is not counting on the Kadewere for the coming season, having marginalised him in Lyon’s early pre-season outings, while the player is also keen to leave this summer and has told Bosz as much.
Incredibly, Lyon have already received more than a dozen loan requests for the player, say the sports daily, but the club want a permanent sale instead.
Strasbourg have already sounded out both Lyon and Kadewere over a move and are expecting a deal to close for between €7m and €8m despite OL aiming for a €10m sale having signed the striker from Le Havre, where he finished as Ligue 2’s top scorer, for €12m back in 2020.