The 2022 summer transfer window was a big opportunity for many footballers to take the next step to advance their careers. Many European top clubs also utilized the opportunity to strengthen their squads.
Since the start of the window, footballers and their agents had their eyes and ears on the grounds for the best offers available. Many Nigerian football stars were the subject of important transfers that caught the eye of the football world.
The 2022/2023 season is unique because of the FIFA world cup happening in the winter months. This will lead to the suspension of global league football and make the season schedule longer than normal. European football leagues started early this season. Many fans who enjoy betting on their favorite teams on the Betway app love the fact that football matches are coming quickly. This brings additional twists to the fun.
Nigerian Footballer Transfers that Happened in the 2022 Summer Window
Many Nigerian stars completed record-breaking transfers in the just concluded transfer window. Footballers are always excited about the next adventure. For these stars whose moves will be discussed, it is clear that their new experience will be interesting.
Here are the most talked about Nigerian player transfers of the 2022 summer transfer window:
Calvin Bassey was one of the Nigerian players that featured for Rangers at the Europa League final last season. Although Ranger lost, Bassey had an outstanding season with the club, alternating as a center back and left back for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.
Bassey has been at the center of transfer interests from Premier League and Italian Serie A clubs. Eventually, he completed a €23 million transfer which ranks as one of the most expensive transfers in the club’s history.
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Newly promoted Premier League side, Nottingham Forest, had a very busy transfer window. Awoniyi was one of the big money signings completed by Forest after he was signed for a fee of €20 Million from FC Union Berlin of Germany. Awoniyi, who led the line for Nigeria at the recently concluded AFCON, was delighted to return to the Premier League where Liverpool first signed him.
Aribo completed a transfer from Rangers to Southampton for a fee in the region of £10 Million per his set release clause. The midfielder who played for Charlton Athletic proved to be an important player for Rangers in their title-winning charge. He scored for Rangers in the Europa League final. Aribo has since settled well at Southampton, where he has impressed the fans with his powerful style of play and precise passing.
The former Watford man was one of the players signed by newcomers Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal that cost about £20 Million. Dennis, who broke into the Premier League season with his brilliant performances for Watford, will hope to form a partnership up front with Awoniyi.
Umar was the subject of prolonged transfer interests and speculations from top La Liga sides. Umar was on the radar of Villareal, Getafe, Sevilla, and Real Sociedad. He was even linked to some Premier League sides.
Umar eventually completed a €20 Million transfer to Real Sociedad on deadline day. Umar began his Real Sociedad career with a goal on his debut. He was narrowly ruled out for a brace by the offside flag. Umar has scored many goals in La Liga and looks set to fire Real Sociedad to the top.
Football team schedules are jam-packed for this season due to the world cup. As a result, most teams have prepared by signing players that will give them a great competitive edge. Nigeria will not be at the FIFA world cup in Qatar. Still, several top Nigerian football stars completed important transfers. Many more were the subject of huge transfer speculations.
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