Peter Olayinka Completes Red Star Belgrade Switch

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By Sedara Philip

Super Eagles forward Peter Olayinka has sealed a move to Serbian club Red Star Belgrade.

The former European champions announced that Olayinka has joined them on a three-year deal with an option for another year.

The versatile forward last featured for Czech Republic outfit Slavia Prague.

“Peter Olayinka has officially become a Crvena Zvezda player. The Nigerian winger joined us on a free transfer from Slavia Prague. Welcome, Peter!” reads a message on the club’s Twitter handle.

The Nigerian expressed his delight after signing his contract.

“I already had the opportunity to visit the stadium, and I am delighted with Maracana. It’s great to be in Zvezda; I feel great; everyone welcomed me, and I can’t wait to play,” Olayinka told the club’s official website.

According to him: “I watched several Zvezda matches during the spring, and I saw that we have a lot of quality players and a great team. Coming to Zvezda is a big step for my career.

“I am aware that it is a step forward, and change, although it is not easy, goes with the job of a football player. This is a new challenge that I have set before myself.”

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