Nigerian Striker Adeleke Akinyemi Joins IK Start On A 4-Year Deal

Nigerian striker Adeleke Akinyemi has completed a move to Norwegian Eliteserien top side IK Start on a four year deal from Latvian side FK Ventspils.

The 20-year-old completed the deal on Thursday, August 16 as confirmed on the club’s official website after negotiation was concluded.

Akinyemi will lnk up with compatriots Afeez Aremu and Michael Ogungbaro.

In a statement on the clubs website,  stated that he is delighted to have completed the move to IK Start.

He said, “I’m very happy to come here. I look forward to getting started and hoping to score many goals for Start.”

Sporting leader for IK Start Tor-Kristian Karlsen stated that he was pleased to have completed the signing of Akinyemi as he hailed his qualities.

He said, “This is a player we have been following for a long time, and for which we have been working for a long time. There are several who have helped to make this happen, and we have probably had some luck.

“Adeleke is a powerful, breakthrough and dynamic player, who likes to run on all the time. He is also good in the air.

“He was in the middle of the season in Latvia and is in top shape so we hope he can come in to contribute once. At the same time, we must remember that he is only 20 years old, so we must be patient.”

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