Samson Tijani: Austrian League giants RB Salzburg sign Nigeria U17 captain

Samson Tijani: Austrian League giants RB Salzburg sign Nigeria U17 captain

- Samson Tijani joins Austrian topflight side RB Salzburg on a five-year deal

- The teenage sensation inspired the Golden Eaglets to FIFA U17 World Cup knockout stage last year

- Tijani won man-of-the-match in one of their games after scoring twice in the fixture

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RB Salzburg have completed the signing of Nigeria youth international Samson Tijani on a five-year deal. Though, the value of the deal was not disclosed for public consumption.

The Austrian League giants confirmed the new adding that the youngster's deal will expire in May 2025.

Tijani caught the attention of the world after inspiring the Nigeria U17 national team to the knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

After joining Die Mozartstadter from Collins Edwin Sports Club, he said: “I am so grateful to sign for Red Bull Salzburg. “I hope the fans will support us and be with us in this journey, which will not be easy.”

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The teenage sensation who helped the Golden Eaglets to a fourth-place finish at the 2019 edition of the U17 Africa Cup of Nations will be hoping to follow the steps of Erling Haaland at his new club.

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Tijani was named man-of-the-match in their 4-2 victory over Hungary at the World Cup - scoring twice in the process.

Samson Tijani: Austrian League giants RB Salzburg sign Nigeria U17 captain
Samson Tijani, Nigerian star, joins RB Salzburg on a 5-year deal - credit: FC Red Bull Salzburg EN Twitter
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But, the Manu Garba-led team was dumped out of the competition in the Round of 16 after a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands. earlier reported that Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has left Deportivo La Coruna for a three-year move to Cypriot side APOEL FC in an incredible move for the Nigerian international.

Uzoho actually joined Deportivo in January 2019, but the Nigerian goalie was not given active playing time and was loaned to Anorthosis Famagusta.

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And after spending six months at Famagusta, the Nigerian goalie returned to Deportivo but was sent on loan again this time around to Omonia Nikosia.

The 21-year-old spent the whole of last season at Nikosia and was impressive in all the games he played for the side before he got injured.

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