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OFFICIAL: Orban Makes Historic Transfer To Olympique Lyon

OFFICIAL: Orban Makes Historic Transfer To Olympique Lyon

Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon have announced the signing of Nigerian striker Gift Orban who joined the French club from Gent.

Lyon officially announced the signing on their X handle on Thursday night.

It is an historic signing for Orban as he becomes the first-ever Nigerian to join Lyon.

It is believed the contract is worth €13m and is valid until June 2028.

The transfer fee could rise to €20 million with add-ons, and a 20% sell-on clause.

“First player from Nigeria to wear our colors,” the club announced.

“Welcome Gift.”

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Orban only joined Belgian club Gent on 31 January 2023, and scored 15 goals in 16 league appearances.

The 21-year-old would have to hit the ground running as he will join a club currently struggling for form.

The seven-time Ligue 1 champions are in 16th position (relegation playoff spot) in the 18-team league table

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  • MONKEY POST 4 months ago

    Why can’t he go to psg, barcelona, real madrid, Manchester, Juventus? Etc..

    • He should just pack his and move straight to the club you mention..stop talking like a monkey

    • PurpleT 4 months ago

      Ole! Did your parents play for those clubs before or are u currently playing for Real Madrid or currently you are playing for Alaba mkt international street football
      Why are u still here dragging rubber ball with kids and you are telling someone who is gradually making progress where he suppose go
      Maaaaaaad! people everywhere!!!

  • Lyon wrote first Nigerian player to wear their colors. Why is Togo still contesting his nationality then?

    • Greenturf 4 months ago

      He has a Nigerian passport.He’s Nigerian.

    • Olusegun.B. 4 months ago

      l i thought so as well.Well he will have to work harder to get further notice from the super Eagles I don’t even know what Togo is doing with their contesting for his presence . The AFCON for the super Eagles will draw out attention for many more Nigerian players born abroad and who sees an opportunity to play .

      Reuben Agboola,George Abbey , Efan Ekoku, Leon Balogun , Maduka Okoye, Carl Ikeme, Curiel Dessers etcetera . I’m hoping for quality appearance

  • A player I would have loved to see at afcon. I had thought gift and Boniface would play at this afcon to assess them. Well God knows best.

    • Chinenye 4 months ago

      Musa must be in his place in the team cause of goals he scored since 2014 $2018 world cup

  • Collins Id 4 months ago

    I am so happy for gift orban, i hope to see him create wonder in the french league, now that he plays for lyon, the supereagles gaffer can nolonger ignore him,
    If this guy can at list arrive at kudus level, the supereagles will be too strong to handle, i think he will do well better than chukueze, the strikes like thunder and he uses both legs.

  • Papafem 4 months ago

    A player they would have sold last year for a far better fee.

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