The 2020 Super Eagles invitee Kingsley Osezele Ehizibue is delighted after joining Udinese from German club FC Cologne.
The 27-year-old defender has been with the Bundesliga outfit since May 2019 where he featured 76 times and scored one goal despite injury hampered his career at RheinEnergieSTADION.
Ehizibue has put pen to paper on a four-year contract that will keep him at Udinese until the summer of 2026 with an option to extend for another year. after they announced their official website.
The Little Zebras did not disclose the financial details of the transaction but various German media sources report that the right-back’s Bundesliga club will receive a transfer fee of between €1.5 and €2 million for the defender.
Ehizibue ends his three-year association with German giant FC Cologne as the versatile player spoke to the Udinese media and can’t wait to get started.
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Ehizibue was called up by former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr as part of the team players lined up for the fixture against Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers but the encounter was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide.
The Nigerian descent started his career with Dutch club PEC Zwolle after making 135 appearances before moving to German side FC Cologne.
Ehizibue has featured Netherland under-21 but is still eligible to play for three-time Africa Champions
The versatile defender played three games for Cologne one in the Bundesliga, one in the German Cup, and one in the UEFA Conference League qualifiers.
Ehizibue has additionally reinforced for Udinese defensive department will team up with fellow Nigerian players of Isaac Success and Nigerian descent Destiny Udogie.
Udinese’s next Serie A game against Fiorentina on Wednesday night may come early for Ehizibue but weekend fixtures against AS Roma at Dacia Arena on September 4.