Tunisian powerhouse Esperance are in advanced talks with Nigerian Under-20 midfielder Bernard Bulbwa and could sign him in the next transfer window.

According to Tunisian media, the Nigerian player is in Tunisia where he will discuss contract terms with officials of Esperance.

Esperance have also confirmed that Bulbwa and his representative are in Tunisia to wrap up talks.

"The player and agent are already in Tunisia to discuss contract terms," Esperance announced.

Bulbwa was one of the key players for the Nigerian under-20s who claimed the African Youth Championship [AYC] in Senegal. He scored a wonder goal in the final against the hosts to seal the African title at under-20 level for Nigeria.

The Bab Souika-based side have been rebuilding their team this term following the departure of some foreign players. They are also preparing for the likely exit of Ghanaian international Harrison Afful at the end of this season.

This season the Blood and Gold signed another Nigerian player, Emem Eduok from Dolphins, in the January transfer window.