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Super Eagles prospect completes Serie A switch

Super Eagles prospect, David Okereke has completed his loan switch to newly promoted Serie A side Venezia, the club announced on their official website.

The 24-year-old, who passed his medical earlier in the week will have the option to join the club permanently at the end of the season if they are impressed by his contributions.

Interestingly, this will not be Okereke’s first time in Italy as he has previously played for Lavagnese, Cosenza and Spezia before moving to Club Brugge in 2019 for €8m.

A club statement read: “Venezia FC is pleased to announce the signing of Nigerian attacker David Okereke, 23, on loan from Club Brugge.

“Okereke came through the youth academy at Spezia, before ultimately reaching the first team and making his professional debut in April 2016. After three seasons of increasing experience and progress, including a half-season loan at Cosenza, Okereke had a breakout season with Spezia in 2018/19, leading the team with 10 goals and 12 assists in Serie B.

“Okereke’s form at Spezia prompted a move to Club Brugge in July 2019. In his first season with the club, Okereke made 22 appearances (13 starts) and scored nine goals to help Club Brugge win the Belgian league, while also making eight appearances in the UEFA Champions League and one appearance in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.

“Last season, Okereke made 30 appearances (eight starts) and scored four goals in domestic competition as Club Brugge won their second consecutive league championship, while also making five appearances in the team’s European campaign, which again started in the Champions League and ended in the Europa League Round of 32.

“Welcome, David.”

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