Red Star Belgrade has signed Nigerian winger Peter Olayinka, the club announced on Monday.
Olayinka, 27, was signed on a free transfer from 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!” the club wrote in a Twitter post on Monday.
While Slavia Prague, the Super Eagles star scored 43 goals and registered 23 assists in 169 appearances.
Olayinka was part of the Slavia Prague team that won the Czech First League and Czech Cup in the 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 seasons.
He signed a three-year contract with Red Star, with an option to extend for a further year.
Olayinka said joining the Red Star is a big move in his career.
He said “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.”
“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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