Top Italian League club lands Nigerian football star this summer

Top Italian League club lands Nigerian football star this summer

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
June 28, 2021 at 7:23 PM
  • The Winged Lions have completed the signing of Nigerian right-back Tyronne Ebuehi on a season-long loan deal
  • The Super Eagles star joins the Italian League campaigners from his Portugal based outfit Benfica this summer
  • This is the second straight season the former ADO Den Haag defender will be embarking on a loan spell after failing to break into the Benfica squad due to an injury

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Nigerian defender Tyronne Ebuehi will campaign with the newly promoted Italian League club Venezia next season.

The 25-year-old right-back joined The Winged Lions on a season-long loan deal from Portuguese side Benfica with an option to buy if he impresses during his temporary stay.

Ebuehi spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Dutch League side FC Twente - scoring one goal and one assist in 34 appearances across competitions.

Top Italian League club lands Nigerian football star this summer
Nigerian star Tyronne Ebuehi in action for FC Twente against Willem II last season. Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates
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However, their failure to trigger the buy option in his loan deal afforded the Serie A outfit the chance to sign him on loan and probably offer him a contract at the end of next season.

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The Super Eagles star missed the World Cup in Russia as well as the entire 2018-19 season owing to the terrible injury he suffered just before the global football showpiece three years back.

On his return to full fitness, his space in the Benfica squad has already been taken and he was demoted to their Team B until he could join the Dutch club for senior team action.

Venezia have confirmed the signing of the Nigerian star as they prepare for their campaign in the Italian topflight according to Football Italia.

Sunday Oliseh reconsiders his stand on coaching Super Eagles again earlier reported that former Nigerian captain and coach Sunday Oliseh is open to managing the country's senior national team for the second time if he is given the opportunity.

The 1994 AFCON winner was appointed Super Eagles boss in 2016 but lasted about eight months before walking out of the deal after a fall out with the Nigeria Football Federation board.

While leaving his position back then, he vowed never to manage the team again under his previous working conditions.

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