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Makanjuola Joins CD Leganes; Links Up With Omeruo, Awaziem

Nigeria youth international, Success Makanjuola, has completed his transfer to Laliga side CD Leganes, linking up with compatriots, Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem, reports.

Makanjuola turned down some transfer offers from English, German and French clubs before opting to put pen to paper for Leganes.

Fidelis Chime, a London-based Nigerian football agent revealed this to during an interview while on a scouting mission in the country along with his partner/agent, Oscar Rodriguez who handled Makanjuola’s move to Leganes.

Chime said: “Success Makanjuola’s registration has now finished. He is going to Kenneth Omeruo’s club. My partner, Oscar Rodriguez showed me all the documents.

He added: “He has signed for Leganes in Spain and all that is remaining is for the club to make an official announcement.”


Success Makanjuola with Super Eagles and CD Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo

Makanjuola’s manager, Nureni Makanjuola, confirmed the Flying Eagles’ player’s switch said the future of his ward was the reason they agreed to sign up with Leganes.

“Leganes showed us serious commitment to have Success in their squad and for me, the development of the player is what is very paramount at the moment and not money,” Nureni told

“Everything is done and dusted. we have agreed on terms with Leganes, we chose Leganes in order to develop his career from there.”


Success Makanjuola against Ukraine at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland

Makanjuola,18, Makanjuola played for Nigeria at the 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco where the Flying Eagles lost 2-0 to Burkina Faso in the final on Friday.

The former Water FC of Abuja winger made notable contribution to the Nigerian team’s campaign despite losing the gold medal, and was also an important player for the Paul Aigbogun’s side at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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