Official: Standard Liege Secure Signing Of Nigerian Midfielder Uche Agbo

Belgian club Standard Liege has completed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Uche Agbo on a three-year deal.

Agbo spent three years at Udinese prior to joining the Hornets on a five-year deal last summer but has spent each of the last three seasons playing his football at Granada.

He played 53 times for Granada’s B team, before breaking into their first team in his final year in Spain and he made 31 appearances in La Liga last season.

It will be a new challenge for Agbo this year, though, as he looks to help Standard Liege improve on their ninth-placed finish in Belgium’s top-flight last season. The versatile midfielder departed Nigeria for Belgium at the weekend to complete his switch.

He was Nigeria’s lone flag bearer in the Spanish top flight last season after playing 31 games for Granada.

“Uche is a young midfielder with an important game volume and good ball recovery. A large part of last season he was a top player in the Spanish league. He is ready for a new challenge. He will offer more options for our midfield,” said club Chairman Olivier Renard.

Standard Liège, who have featured several Nigerian stars like Rabiu Afolabi, Joseph Yobo, Imoh Ezekiel and most recently Elderson Echiejile, now add Agbo to their ranks.

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