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Venezia complete signing of ex-Nigeria U23 winger from FC Brugge


Newly-promoted Italian Serie A outfit Venezia have completed the signing of former Nigeria U23 international David Okereke.

The Club Brugge winger has joined the Winged Lions on a season-long loan deal ahead of the start of the 2021-2022 campaign.

Okereke is the second Nigerian player to join Venezia on loan in the summer transfer window after Super Eagles fullback Tyronne Ebuehi, who arrived from Benfica.

He joined Club Brugge in the summer of 2019, becoming their record signing in history, and has scored a total of fifteen goals for Blauw-Zwart in 71 matches.

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In his second season with Club Brugge, he fell out of favour under manager Philippe Clement, making only nine starts from a possible 51 in all competitions.

Okereke’s most productive season to date was in 2018-2019, netting ten goals alongside twelve assists in 30 matches, leading to a call-up to the Olympic national team and Super Eagles.

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