Nigerian striker, Leke James, who has dominated the Norwegian league for the past 2 years is now a free agent after his contract with Molde expired at the end of 2020.
This was confirmed after the player failed to show up for Molde’s first training of 2021 on January 18.
The 28-year-old has scored 30 goals in the last two seasons for Molde with 13 of those coming this campaign.
He has however expressed his desire to turn up for the Nigerian national team, a feat he has never managed, as his career begins to wane.
He has been contract talks with Molde since summer but negotiations appear to have broken down in recent times.
Fellow striker, Ohi Omoijuanfo, who scored 15 goals last season behind James’ 17 was asked of the situation during the squad training and he replied,
“It is unclear, we do not know what is happening. We have not heard anything, he holds the cards close to his chest. There is no response. The boys have tried to ask a little, but he says nothing.
“We can play well together and he makes me better, but right now he is not here so then I reckon the top spot is mine, then we will see what happens.”
James already has offers from China as suitors circle in to snap up the prolific scorer.