Flying Eagles’ Valentine Ozornwafor Joins Galatasaray

Ace Nigerian youngster Valentine Ozornwafor has completed a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray.

The promising youngster had been linked to The Lions after a stellar 2017/2018 season with current Nigerian champions Enyimba and a fine outing at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) earlier this year.

The Super Lig leaders will cough out €300,000 for the 19-year-old’s transfer in a deal that will keep Valentine in their books for five years.

The promising central defender has been capped five (5) times for the Nigeria Under-20s and once for the Nigeria Under-23s. He has also been called up once for the senior national team but did not kick a ball.

Reports have it that Galatasaray plan to include the youngster in their pre-season summer training camp before loaning him out to ensure he gains first-team experience and enjoys more playing time.

Ozornwafor will earn 575,000 euros (approximately N232.8 million) over the duration of his five-year contract with Galatasaray. For the first season, the center back will pocket €100,000, and €125,000, €150,000 and €200,000 in his second, third and fourth season respectively.

Valentine joins the long list of Nigerians plying their trade in Turkey as Galatasaray unveiled him alongside Ryan Babel and Adem Büyük in Istanbul on Friday.