Crystal Palace Face Portuguese Challenge For Eagles Star Joel Obi

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Joel Obi of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

English Premier League (EPL) side Crystal Palace will reportedly have to fend off Portuguese giants Benfica and FC Porto in the fight for the signature of Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi.

According to Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Palace are interested in the Torino FC of Italy midfield maestro but the Eagles will have to beat other interested parties like Benfica and FC Porto to his signature.

Joel Obi is presently with the Super Eagles squad in Russia for the FIFA World Cup tournament.

He has been with his capital club, Torino, since 2015 when he joined from Inter Milan, where he was educated as a footballer.