- Nigerian footballer Joel Obi made summer transfer to Italian side Salernitina in free deal
- It comes after his contract with Chievo expired and the club did not offer him any other deal that caused his departure.
- Playing in Serie A should also help Joel Obi return to the Super Eagles squad under Gernot Rohr.
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Super Eagles midfielder Joel Obi has made a big transfer to Italian Serie A newcomers Salernitana, where the Nigerian is expected to revive his footballing career in the limelight.
There is no doubt that Joel Obi is one of the best Nigerian midfielders considering his styles of play on the pitch.
The former Inter Milan star was among the Super Eagles players who played at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where Nigeria failed to qualify in Group D.
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At the 2018 World Cup Russia, Nigeria needed to draw in their last group game against Argentina, but Gernot Rohr and his men suffered a defeat.
According to the report on Complete Sports and GOAL, Joel Obi has joined the Serie A newcomers on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract at Chievo.
Last season, Obi scored five goals in 31 Serie B games for Chievo, but his top-level experience will be needed to strengthen Fabrizio Castori’s side as they will play in Serie A for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
“US Salernitana 1919 announces that they have reached an agreement with ’91 class midfielder Joel Obi.
“The player has signed an annual contract with the Granada club with automatic renewal if certain sporting conditions arise.”
So far in the Super Eagles, Joel Obi has played 17 games for the Nigerian Super Eagles and he hasn’t been able to score any goals.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported how Nigerian Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa agreed to personal terms and pledged to join Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk.
Skorer via The Nation reports that the former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow forward will complete the move in the coming days.
Fatih Karagumruk is based in Istanbul, the Turkish capital, but has yet to win a major trophy.
The report further states that Musa will arrive in Turkey in the coming days to complete the transfer.
He will sign as a free agent after playing for the past six months with NPFL team Kano Pillars, where he provided an assist in nine appearances. Ahmed Musa was previously linked with bigger Turkish clubs like Galatasaray.