Following in the footsteps of Mikel Obi, another Nigerian player has accepted a seductive offer to join an Arab team.

 Mikel Agu, a Nigerian international, is reportedly on the verge of leaving Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portugal, two years after joining the club from FC Porto.

Since suffering an injury in Guimaraes' 1-0 loss to Porto in April, Agu has been out of action for many weeks.

The 28-year-old defensive midfielder has missed each of his team's three preseason games in July, including last weekend's 2-1 triumph over Mafra, as part of his preparations for the upcoming football season.

According to the Portuguese publication Ojogo, Agu is no longer under the supervision of the Vitoria Guimaraes medical department and has moved closer to the Estádio Afonso Henriques exit door.

Guimaraes has started talks with the yet-to-be-identified suitor after the former Team Brugge midfielder apparently received a lucrative offer from an Arab club.

Agu's decade-long sojourn in Europe will come to an end with his relocation to Asia. In 2011, the seven-time Super Eagles captain moved to Portugal as a teenager to join Porto's development system.

Since then, he has played for Porto's first team, as well as loan spells at Club Brugge, Vitoria Setubal (twice), and Bursaspor, before joining Guimaraes on a free transfer in 2019.

Agu isn't the only Nigerian footballer to be enticed to leave Europe for the riches of Asia in recent years.

Mikel Obi, a former Chelsea player, recently abandoned his contract with Stoke City in order to sign a lucrative deal with Kuwaiti SC.

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