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Chievo Verona Confirm Joel Obi Signing On Three-Year Deal From Torino

Chievo Verona Confirm Joel Obi Signing On Three-Year Deal From Torino

By Adeboye Amosu:

Italian club, Chievo Verona, have announced the signing of Nigerian midfielder, Joel Obi on a three-year deal from Torino with the option of another year, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Obi, who was linked with a number of clubs during the January transfer window will wear jersey number 22 at his new club.

The midfielder who has spent his entire career in Italy, holds both the Nigerian and Italian passport.


He started his club career with Inter Milan where he made his official debut under Jose Mourinho in a Champions League game against Werder Bremen on September 29th, 2010.

Obi who joined Torino in 2015 on a four-year contract has also spent time on loan at another Serie A club, Parma.

His career has been blighted by injury and loss of form which has hindered his progress over the years.

He has made 17 appearances for Nigeria and was part of the country’s team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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  • Jensen Josh 4 years ago

    This is not good cheivo??

    • Haymaker 4 years ago

      How isn’t it good? Chievo play in the Serie A. Your boot size dey for market o! Lol. Jk

      • It never ceases to amaze me how all you seem to do lately is either poke fun, ridicule or criticise the contributions of others.
        That makes you a big bully.

      • It is you, Haymaker I am referring to. Jensen, don’t mind him boh. The I.T.S (I too sabi) guy does the same to others.

        • Haymaker 4 years ago

          Lol. You are the bully. If my knowledge of the game makes you uncomfortable, then that’s your problem. This is a public forum and we are all entitled to our views. Josh was obviously criticizing Joel Obi and I defended the move. I would happily do that anyday. We have no right to question where any player chooses to play because we selfishly want our national team players in top leagues. Their careers are their source of livelihood and they are not answerable to us. And I’m sure you noticed I made the boot comment on humour. Ashy the bully! Hypocrite!

  • @Ashy Slashy it is you I want to talk to. You are one of those I.T.K (I too know) guys on this forum. Somebody criticize Joel Obi for signing up for Chievo and some is say it is a signing. I personally see it a good signing since Chievo is a seria A club. That is his choice and all of us should support and rejoice with him. That was how I.T.Ks criticize and abuse Ahmed Musa for signing up for a Saudi Arabia club. Are you his father? Even his father cannot criticize him for his is an adult who can make and be responsible for the decisions he makes. Let us learn to rejoice with our players whenever they move to a new club or their choice.

    • Haymaker 4 years ago

      Wow! I didn’t even know a dignified, rational forum member had already chimed in. God bless you Djeniko. May you ever increase in wisdom.