Agent of reported Newcastle target Stefano Okaka comments on his future

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Leeds United, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Swansea, Sunderland, Newcastle, Southampton and Watford are reportedly interested in ex-Fulham loanee Okaka.

Stefano Okaka’s agent has told Sampdorianews.net that the striker could extend his current contract with Sampdoria.

The 25-year-old has been on the books of the Italian outfit since 2014 and has a contract which runs until June 2016, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

“Leaving isn’t a life or death situation,” Beppe Bozzo told Sampdorianews.net, as translated by Football Italia.

“The player is open to the club for a contract renewal or extension, so it isn’t out of the question that he could stay at Sampdoria for longer.

“He certainly will not leave the Blucerchiati as a free agent. He wants Sampdoria, or a club of a similar level that is able to offer an adequate financial package.”

Interested clubs

A number of clubs in England have been linked with Okaka, who played on loan for London outfit Fulham from AS Roma during the 2010-11 season.

Leeds United and Southampton are interested in signing Okaka from Sampdoria in the summer transfer window, according to Sampnews24.com.

According to Tuttomercatoweb.com, former Premier League champions Manchester City have an eye on the former AS Roma striker, while Crystal Palace and Swansea City are also monitoring him.

In May, Gianlucadimarzio.com claimed that Sunderland have made enquiries about Okaka, while Tuttomercatoweb recently reported of Newcastle United and Watford’s interest in him.

2014-15 season

Okaka scored four goals and created 27 chances in 31 Serie A appearances in the 2014-15 season.

The former Parma striker had a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and he won 26 headers, 38 dribbles and 18 tackles.

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