Agent hints at Obinna stay
Published 20/01/2011 | 16:22
The agent of Victor Obinna insists his client wants to remain at West Ham despite speculation linking him with a move away from the London outfit.
The 23-year-old striker joined the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Inter Milan last summer but has been a reported target of several clubs this month, including Birmingham City.
However, Obinna's agent Valentino Nerbini said to Tuttomercatoweb.com: "I can exclude Birmingham. There has been some talk about the player but as it stands right now, he intends to stay put unless we receive a tempting offer from Italy. The player is happy at West Ham and this is the reason why he is set to remain there until June 2011."
Nerbini revealed that three Serie A clubs have expressed an interest in the Nigeria international.
"I am in contact with Inter on a regular basis with regards to Obinna," Nerbini said. "So far, three clubs - Fiorentina, Bologna and Udinese - have come forward in this transfer market."
Obinna has scored three goals in 21 matches in all competitions in the current campaign.