Odey completes move to FC Zurich


Stephen Odey has finally sealed a move to Swiss club FC Zurich after several weeks of wait following the close of the transfer window in Europe.

The 19-year-old has signed a deal that will keep him at The City Club till 2021.

The Swiss club say they have agreed with MFM for the player’s services.

FC Zurich confirmed the signing on their official site on Wednesday: “The 19-year-old Nigerian Stephen Odey changes immediately from MFM FC Lagos to FC Zurich where he signed a contract until the end of the season 2020/2021.”

The Swiss Super League side further revealed that the World football governing body FIFA gave them the nod to go ahead with the signing of the teenage forward though some paperwork still has to be sorted out.

FC Zurich head of sports, Thomas Bickel, is excited with the capture of the striker and believes that Odey is “already (goal) scorer” who will be a good addition to their playing personnel.

“Stephen was already a scorer and a national player in his home country at the age of 19. We are glad that he wants to take the next step with us,” said Bickel.

Odey scored 18 goals in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for MFM FC before leaving for Zurich.

© The Predictor


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