Adewale Oladoye, former Nigeria under 20 superstars has completed his move to Belgium first division club Gent at an undisclosed fee.
The Belgium first division club has continued preparations early enough for the upcoming season, even though the current season is not yet over with the signing of the Nigerian.
— KAA Gent (@KAAGent) March 26, 2021
Adewale Oladoye, former Nigeria under 20 youth international caught the eye of the Belgian First Division Club who hasn’t had cause to smile since the beginning of the 2020/2021 football season.
Dubbed the Nigerian Patrick Vieira, the defensive midfielder last played for the Nigerian Under 20 team during the AFCON tournament in December against Cote D’Ivoire, in a game that ended 1-1.
Adewale Oladoye’s move to K.A.A Gent and the details behind the transfer
After departing the camp of the Flying Eagles, the player was constantly monitored by representatives of the Belgian club, who had an interest in signing.
Although Gent did not disclose the amount paid for securing his signature, the former youth international is expected to earning some huge some.
Born in 2001, he is a clear product of Water FC and has since been monitored by the club’s representatives.
At least, he can offer some amount of defensive abilities in the middle of the park. Although, Gent is not expecting much from him at this time, since this is his first professional contract as a footballer.
However, he is expected to fight for the first team shirt even as Gent try to find its way back to the summit of Belgian football.
Currently, the club sits 9th on the league table and could miss out on the Championship playoffs or even continental position.
What Adewale Oladoye would offer to Gent after signing his first professional contract with them
He is a strong and versatile midfielder who can also act in the defensive aspect and also make moves with counter-attacks.
Although there would be a high number of competition in the middle of the park, he is not expected to break into the first team fully at this time. Rather, he would continue to grow until he is ready to command the first team shirt.
During the AFCON U20 West Tournament, he was indeed one of the most brilliant on the Nigerian side. He showed his class against Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana, even though Nigeria did not end up well.
At least, the experience he got from the tournament would serve as a guide as he continues with his career with Gent in Belgium.
Adewale Oladoye is expected to shine beyond expectations as he begins his professional career in Europe.