Fisayo Dele Bashiru: Italian Serie A Giants Confirm Signing of Impressive Nigerian Midfielder

Fisayo Dele Bashiru: Italian Serie A Giants Confirm Signing of Impressive Nigerian Midfielder

Babajide Orevba
July 7, 2024 at 8:40 AM
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  • Fisayo Dele-Bashiru will play in the Serie A next season as the Nigerian international completed his loan deal to Italian club Lazio
  • Having impressed for Turkish club Hatayspor last season, the 23-year-old attracted interest from several top European clubs
  • He becomes the fifth Nigerian player to join Lazio as he now hopes the move will impact positively on his professional career

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Nigerian international, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, has officially joined Italian side Lazio on a season-long loan from Hatayspor.

Following his impressive performance in the Turkish Super Lig last season, the 23-year-old attracted the Italian club.

He scored nine goals and provided six assists during the last campaign, as several clubs were reportedly interested in the star.

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Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has joined Italian club Lazio on a season-long loan. Photo Credit: Gerrit Van Cologne.
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Dele-Bashiru passed his medical in Rome on Friday, July 5, and his paperwork was completed, kick-starting his Serie A career.

The midfielder who graduated from Manchester City Academy is excited to complete the deal, saying it will make a significant impact on his career.

A club statement said:

"SS Lazio announces that it has acquired on a temporary basis with an obligation to buy the rights to the sporting performances of the footballer Oluwafisayo Faruq Dele-Bashiru from Atakaş Hatayspor FK."

Meanwhile, head coach, Igor Tudor, has hopes the Super Eagles star fits perfectly into his vision of a dynamic and creative midfield unit.

Dele-Bashiru is a utility player who is capable of playing both in the attack and in the central area.

His arrival will bolster the squad as they aim for a strong performance in the domestic and continental competitions next season.

He becomes the fifth Nigerian player to feature for le Aquile after the likes of Ogenyi Onazi, Stephen Makinwa, Seyi Adeleke, and Daniel Ola.

Ademola Lookman on transfer radar

Sports Brief earlier reported that Ademola Lookman's immediate future is becoming a major topic across Europe and the global football community.

The Nigerian forward is drawing significant transfer interest both within and outside Europe following his exceptional season with Atalanta.

The 26-year-old capped a stellar season with the Bergamo club by scoring a brilliant hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League final, and he is now the subject of a €15 million per year offer from Saudi Pro League giant, Al Ittihad.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.