Rated at €35million, Red Bull Salzburg’s Noah Okafor is currently one of the fastest-growing talents in European football.
Having signed from Basel in 2020, the centre-forward has made a name for himself during RB Salzburg’s UEFA Champions League games this season, finishing third in a group consisting of Chelsea, AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb.
According to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg, Manchester City are one of the three major European clubs currently interested in Okafor.
X News #Okafor: Transfer in winter is possible! No negotiations now but there’s is an interest from clubs like #MCFC, #LFC & AC Milan. Been told that United is not in. World Cup very important now. Price tag could be around €35-40m. Top season with Salzburg so far. @SkySportDE🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/Lqx0xmznQ4
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 14, 2022
Liverpool and AC Milan are also said to be keeping tabs on the 22-year-old, with a January transfer said to be possible for €35-€40million.
Okafor has scored 10 goals and assisted two others in 22 appearances this season, with three of those goals coming in the Champions League – one goal against each team in Group E.
With the forward joining Man City defender Manuel Akanji at the 2022 Qatar World Cup with Switzerland, the player’s focus will be on his nation for now but will have a huge decision to make once the tournament finishes.