#BounceExclusive: Top 5 Nigerian Players Who Have Completed Summer Transfers
While some are searching, others are negotiating. But for these 5, it's already a done deal.
The Super Eagles striker moved from Belgian club Eupen to English Premier League side Everton for a fee believed to be 7 million euros.
He was tipped to join Arsenal after the Gunners showed interest and made some moves, only to be overtaken by a more serious Everton.
Onyekuru joined the Merseyside club on a five-year contract, but the 20-year-old will spend next season on loan with Belgian champions Anderlecht, where he will play in the Champions League.
Victor Anichebe could not save Sunderland from sinking into relegation at the end of the English Premier League last season, and the Nigeria striker has moved on with his life.
Anichebe joined Beijing Enterprises in China on 23 June 2017 for an undisclosed fee after spending one season at Sunderland.
After a stint with the youth team, Anichebe joined Everton's senior team and played from 2006–2013 where he made 131 and scored 18 goals.
Rabiu Ibrahim joined Slovak club ŠK Slovan Bratislava as an attacking midfielder from KAA Gent for a club record transfer fee.
Rabiu has experience in the Slovakia top-flight having made 46 games appearances for AS Trencin, with ten goals to his name during the 2016 season.
The club's vice president Ivan Kmotrík ml said: "A transfer Ibrahim Rabiu is the largest in the history of Slovakia, it comes from the Belgian city of Gent and the total amount reaches Transfer threshold of one million euros.
"We are extremely happy to have won the top player. We wanted him already during his tenure in Trencin, initial negotiations with Gent, Belgium we have had since January this year. The negotiations with the club were very difficult and lengthy, but we have successfully finalized and signed with them for Ibrahim on a four-year contract.”
Still hustling in Scotland, Efe Ambrose signed for Hibernian on a permanent two-year deal after a loan spell.
He was part of the team that helped Hibernian gain promotion to the Scottish Premier League.
The 28-year-old Nigerian International spent the second half of last season at Easter Road on an emergency loan from Celtic, playing 12 matches for the Edinburgh club as Neil Lennon’s players won the Championship title and secured their return to the top flight.
Championship club, Ipswich Town FC at the weekend, confirmed the signing of Nigerian midfielder, Tom Adeyemi.
Adeyemi joined Ipswich from Cardiff City where he has not featured since March 2015, having gone on loan to Leeds United (2015–2016) and Rotherham United (2016–2017).
“Midfielder Adeyemi is latest addition to squad as he signs two year deal“Town have beaten off interest from other Championship clubs to make a fourth addition of the summer with the arrival of Tom Adeyemi.” The club said on its website.