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Gallery: All The Completed Nigerian Players’ Transfer Deals So Far This Summer

Wolexis.com takes a look at the completed deals involving Nigerian players so far across Europe. Here they are in no particular order …

Wolexis.com takes a look at the completed deals involving
Nigerian players so far across Europe. Here they are in no particular order



Henry Onyekuru –
Eupen to Everton (£7m)

Everton beat Arsenal and West Ham to the signing of Henry Onyekuru
from Belgian club Eupen for an undisclosed fee (reported fee is just above £7m)
with the Nigeria striker immediately being sent out on loan to Anderlecht for
the 2017-18 season.

Onyekuru finished last season as the joint leading scorer in
the Belgian Super League with 22 goals in 38 games and he had attracted the
attention of a number of top clubs across Europe.


Abduljaleel Ajagun
– Panathiniakos to Kortrijk (Undisclosed)
Nigeria midfielder Abduljaleel Ajagun has left Greek club
Panathiniakos to reunite with his coach Yanis Anastasiou at Belgian club
Kortrijk.

The former Flying Eagles skipper has signed a two-year
contract with an option for an additional year.  The midfielder played three seasons in
Panathinaikos registering 84 appearances and 13 goals in all competitions.


Victor Anichebe –
Sunderland to Beijing Enterprise (Free)
Former Super Eagles striker Victor Anichebe has moved to the
Far East to sign for Beijing Enterprises after recently released from former
club Sunderland at the end of last season.

He joins Beijing Enterprises- late Chieck Tiote’s last club-
in China’s League One who are currently 11th on the table in a 16-team league
and would team up with fellow Nigerian Leke James who has been at the club
since 2016.


Emmanuel Emenike –
Fernebache to Olympiacos (Undisclosed)
Retired Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike put pen to paper
on an initial two-year deal with Greek giants Olympiacos.

Emenike joins Olympiacos after he was deemed surplus
torequirement at Fenerbahce ending his six-year stay at the club.


Troost Ekong – Gent
to Bursaspor
Bursaspor confirmed the signing of William Troost-Ekong on a
three-year deal.
The 23-year-old defender who joined Belgian outfit Gent from
Dordrecht in 2015, had enjoyed loan spells with Haugesund for two seasons
before playing seven games for the Ghelamco arena outfit last season.

Troost-Ekong joins the growing list of Nigerian players in
Turkey and becomes the second player to leave Gent this summer following Rabiu
Ibrahim’s departure to Slovan Bratislava.


Rabiu Ibrahim –
Gent to Slovan Bratislava (£1m)
Rabiu Ibrahim has joined Slovak side SK Slovan Bratislava. The
the 26-year-old midfielder joins the club on a four year deal after being
released by his previous club KAA Gent.

This would not be the first spell for the Nigerian in
Slovakia having featured for AS Trencin, wining two league titles and two
Slovak Cups.


Slovan Bratislava becomes the eight club the once touted
Okocha’s heir would feature for with many hoping a return back to Slovakia
would help the player regain the fine form that saw him tipped for great things.


Imoh Ezekiel – Al Arabi
to Konyaspor (Undisclosed)
Nigeria ’s Imoh Ezekiel has joined Konyaspor on a three-year
deal from Qatari side Al Arabi.

The 23-year-old who had previously played for Anderlecht and
Standard Liege is back in Europe with the Konya Büyükşehir Belediye Stadium
outfit for an undisclosed fee.


Elderson Echiejile
– Monaco to Sivasspor (Loan)
Sivasspor completed the signing of Nigeria international
Elderson Echiejile, who joined the Super Lig side on a one-year loan deal from French
champions AS Monaco.

The left-back spent last season on loan at Standard Liege
and Sporting Gijon, but struggled to make an impact at either club and has
again been deemed surplus to requirements at Monaco.


Ola Aina – Chelsea
to Hull City (Loan)
Hull City completed the signing of Ola Aina on a season long
loan deal last week.
This makes Aina the first senior signing of the summer
transfer window for Hull City as they look to bolster their squad ahead of the
Championship campaign.

The 20-year-old arrives at the KCOM Stadium to address the
right-back problem; replacing fellow Nigerian Moses Odubajo who is out with a
long term injury.


Ike Ugbo – Chelsea
to Barnsley (Loan)
Ike Ugbo joined Barnsley on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Ugbo adds to the long list of Chelsea youngsters on loan after just signing a
new 4 year contract.


The Blues have already sent fellow Nigerian mates Ola Aina
and Tammy Abraham out on loan to Hull City and Swansea respectively

Ugbo smashed the goals in last season for Chelsea’s U23s and
U18s side with a record of 23 goals in 35 matches and the youngster has amassed
over 60 goals in his last three campaigns with the Stamford Bridge outfit.


Tammy Abraham –
Chelsea to Swansea (Loan)
Tammy Abraham completed a season-long loan move to Swansea
City after signing a new five-year contract with parent club Chelsea.

The 19-year-old forward spent the previous campaign at
Bristol City, earning major plaudits for scoring 26 goals in 48 matches in all
competitions.


Dominic Solanke –
Chelsea to Liverpool (Released)
Liverpool has completed the signing of Chelsea Striker,
Dominic Solanke, after the expiration of his contract with the Premier League
champions.

The fee for the 19-year-old who will take the No.29 shirt
will be decided by a tribunal, with Liverpool expected to pay about £3m.