Stephen Odey: Nigerian striker joins French League side Amiens on loan

Stephen Odey: Nigerian striker joins French League side Amiens on loan

- Stephen Odey will spend the 2020-21 season on loan at Ligue 2 side Amiens

- The former MFM FC attacker will wear jersey number nine for The Unicorns

- Odey moved to Belgium on a five-year deal last summer, but struggled for game time his debut season at Genk

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Nigeria international Stephen Odey has completed a season-long loan move to Ligue 2 outfit Amiens this summer.

The 22-year-old joined Belgian topflight side Genk on a five-year deal in June 2019, but failed to establish himself in Hannes Wolf's side.

He scored just twice in 13 appearances for across competitions for the Blue-White in the 2019-20 season - a stat not good enough for title contenders.

Hence, they have decided to send him on a temporary stay to France to gain more playing time and confidence before returning to his parent club next summer.

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A statement on the club's official website reads: "Amiens SC and KRC Genk have reached an agreement for the Stephen Odey buyout loan.

"The Nigerian international (3 caps), who plays as a striker, went to FC Zurich, where he will have played several Europa League matches before joining Genk last summer. Aged 22, he is therefore joining Amiens SC for the 2020/2021 season and will wear the number 9."

Odey kicked his European journey started at FC Zurich after joining the Switzerland club from Nigeria Professional Football League side MFM FC in 2017.

Stephen Odey: Nigerian striker joins French League side Amiens on loan
Stephen Odey during his reign at Swiss side FC Zurich. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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But just two years into his reign at the Stadion Letzigrund, he moved to Belgium, but struggled in his debut season at the club. earlier reported that Oghenekaro Etebo has finally ended speculation about his future as he joins Turkish Super Lig side Galatasary on a six-month loan deal.

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The Nigerian international spent the last six months of the previous season on loan at Getafe and helped the La Liga club get a spot in the Europa League.

But the Spanish club did not make his deal permanent at the end of the 2019-20 campaign as he returned to his parent club Stoke City.

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