Transfer: Nigerian Star Completes Move To Madrid Club

Nigerian Star Completes Move To Madrid Club

BIELSKO-BIALA, POLAND – MAY 30: Success Makanjuola of Nigeria battles for possession with Denys Ustymenko of Ukraine during the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup group D match between Nigeria and Ukraine at Bielsko-Biala Stadium on May 30, 2019 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. (Photo by Boris Streubel – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

As clubs intensify activities in the current transfer window, Nigeria youth star, Success Makanjuola has completed his transfer to Leganes where he will link up compatriots, Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem.
Concise News understands that Makanjuola rejected offers from English, German and French clubs to put pen to paper with the Madrid-based club in the Spanish La Liga.
Earlier, this online news medium reported that 18 year old Makanjuola is close to joining the European side.
Fidelis Chime, a London-based Nigerian football agent revealed to Complete Sports, “Success Makanjuola’s registration has now finished. He is going to Kenneth Omeruo’s club. My partner, Oscar Rodriguez showed me all the documents.
Speaking further, Chime said: “He is signed to Leganes in Spain and all that is remaining is for the club to make an official announcement.”
It would be recalled that Makanjuola featured for Nigeria at the 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco where the Flying Eagles lost 2-0 to Burkina Faso in the final on Friday.
The Water FC of Abuja winger made a notable contribution to the team despite losing the gold medal and was also outstanding for Paul Aigbogun’s side at the 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup.
Makanjuola’s manager, Nureni Makanjuola, said the development and future of his ward is the reason they agreed to sign up with Leganes.
“Leganes showed us serious commitment to have Success in their squad and for me, the development of the player is what is very paramount at the moment and not money.
“Everything is done and dusted, we have agreed on terms with Leganes, we chose Leganes in order to develop his career from there.”

Leganes move excites Makanjuola

Meanwhile, the Leganes new recruit has revealed he chose the La Liga side to improve his game and he believes the presence of countrymen Omeruo and Awaziem will aid his growth.

The midfielder says according to, “I feel so happy because I think Leganes is a good team for me to develop because we have two Nigerians already playing there; Omeruo and Awaziem.”

“They will be like elder brothers to me. To put me through and show me how the Spanish league works and also encourage me to develop; grow, that’s why I chose Leganes.”

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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.

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