Super Eagles midfileder Joel Obi has signed for Italian side Chievo Verona on a three-year deal from Torino.
The Nigeria international whose contract with his former club was to end at the end of the season has an option to add a fourth year to the deal at Chievo.
While announcing the deal via the the club’s official Twitter handle, The Yellow and Blues said, “Its Official: Joel Obi is from the @ACChievoVerona! arrives outright from @TorinoFC_1906. The contract expiring on 30/06/2021 with option to 2022! Welcome to US Joel!”.
Obi who was a member of the Nigeria squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been given jersey number 22 after completing his medical today.
“Joel is here 👇 👕 and has already tried the new gialloblù jersey! The @SerieA 2018/2019 will play with his number, 22,” Chievo said while revealing his jersey number.
The 27-year-old spent practically his entire career in Italy, moving to the Inter youth academy in 2005.
He had a spell at Parma on loan before moving to Torino in 2015.