Scottish duo battle English sides for Opoku

General view of boots and a football before the match

HITC Sport understands English and Scottish clubs, including Hearts and Hibernian, are eyeing Dutch star Opoku, who plays for VVV Venlo.

General view of boots and a football before the matchA number of English and Scottish sides are weighing up a move for VVV Venlo midfielder Johnatan Opoku, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Johnatan Opoku has been earning rave reviews in the Dutch Jupiler League this season, helping VVV Venlo to the top of the table as they look to win promotion back to the top flight this campaign.

Skilful midfielder Opoku has scored six goals and laid on six assists for VVV Venlo to make him one of the standout performers in Holland so far this season.

Scouts from clubs in England and Scotland have been alerted to Opoku's superb form and have been keeping tabs on his progress.

Opoku is out of contract at VVV Venlo at the end of the season and his suitors are aware that they might be able to land the Dutch-born Ghanian for a cut-price fee in the January transfer window.

Former Bolton manager Neil Lennon before the matchHibernian manager Neil Lennon

Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian are both understood to have made enquiries for Opoku as they look to bring the all-action midfielder to Scotland, but they could face competition from a number of English Championship clubs for his signature.

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