- Brian Idowu has sealed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League champions, Lokomotiv Moscow
- The Nigerian international will now remain with Lokomotiv until the end of the 2020-2021 campaign
- Idowu was born and raised in Saint Petersburg but will now be registered as a foreigner by Railroaders
Super Eagles defender Brian Idowu has sealed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League champions, Lokomotiv Moscow, according to the Railroaders official Twitter handle.
Idowu who previously plied his trade with Amkar Perm, in the Russian topflight will now remain with Lokomotiv until the end of the 2020-2021 campaign.
The Nigerian international, who was on parade for the Super Eagles at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, is excited after completing the move away from Ankar Perm.
“I am very glad to switch to Lokomotiv. I’m really looking forward to joining the team at the training camp.
”In childhood I watched the matches of Loco in the Champions League – against Real and Inter. The whole country was proud of the team!
”I am well acquainted with Aleksandr Kolomeytsev, we played together in Perm, I know the rest of the guys from the matches between Amkar Perm and Lokomotiv Moscow,” the 26-year-old versatile defender told Lokomotiv official website.
Interestingly, Idowu was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia, will now be registered as a foreigner by Railroaders following his switch in allegiance to Nigeria.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Nigeria's forward Taiwo Awoniyi is set to pen an extension with Premier League side Liverpool, despite offers from top Europe’s clubs, reports suggest.
According to the Reds' official website clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester City as well as Tottenham have all declared their interest on the 20-year-old who is expected to seal an extension to his present deal with the Kop side.
Painfully, inability to secure the mandatory work permit remains the stumbling block why the Nigerian youth international will still remain out of Anfield for another loan move.
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