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‘I hope to play in Europe’s top five leagues’ – Kenya’s Okumu as Rangers link emerges

The reported curiosity by the Scottish giants on the Harambee Stars defender has come up as Filip Helander attracts Premier League curiosity

Harambee Stars and Elfsborg defender Joseph Okumu has revealed his need to play in Europe’s top five leagues amid reported curiosity from Scottish champions, Rangers.

The reported Rangers curiosity comes as centre-again Filip Helander is linked with a transfer to the Premier League. Okumu has been a key participant for the Swedish aspect and the Scottish champions see him as a succesful alternative ought to Helander depart.

Aston Villa and Leicester City are the Premier League sides which have been linked with Helander, 27, whose departure may open an opportunity for Okumu to discover one other European membership after two seasons with Elfsborg.

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“It’s not nearly what one aspect needs, it’s in regards to the greater image,” Okumu mentioned as per Rangers News.

“When the time is true, I’m certain that I’ll transfer on and there might be a mutual settlement between me and Elfsborg. If it’s not the best time, then I’ll keep.

“I can not say any specific country or league. It all depends on which bids come, and it is only then that I will have to decide what suits my playing style best. I hope to play in one of the top five leagues in Europe.”

In January, the previous Chemelil Sugar star was a topic of a reported £2m curiosity from an unnamed membership, a transfer that didn’t materialise in the tip as he remained in Sweden.  

As he outlined what his dream is, the towering centre-again additionally spoke about Brazil centre-backs David Luiz and Thiago Silva.

“When I grew up, I looked at many different players and took inspiration,” mentioned Okumu. “But above all, I looked at David Luiz and Thiago Silva. They have influenced my style of play.”

Okumu, a nationwide winner of the secondary faculty video games in 2014 with Kakamega High School, has by no means regarded again since he featured for Kenya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt. 

An harm to Brian Mandela gave the 23-yr-previous an ideal probability to announce himself to the world as he joined Elfsborg after the event.

Okumu joined Chemelil Sugar after finishing his highschool schooling at Kakamega High School. He remained on the membership for less than six months earlier than venturing outdoors the nation the place he joined Free State Stars of South Africa.

He left for the USA and joined AFC Ann Arbor in 2018 earlier than leaving for his former membership Real Monarchs.

Should the Rangers transfer occur, he can be following in the footsteps of Victor Wanyama who featured for Celtic earlier than he switched to the Premier League.

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