Once upon a time, Arsenal fans were excited by this player. His records for the Arsenal youth team also made Nigerians hope that he would represent our senior team. But since he left the limelight, how has he been faring?.
During his time at Arsenal's youth team, he played 2 matches for the under 18 side and scored one goal, played 6 matches for the UEFA Under 19 side and scored 4 goals with 3 assists and played 50 matches for the under 23 side, scoring 33 goals and registering 5 assists. This impressive stats saw him attract 12 first team appearances in which he assisted twice, but failed to score a goal.
He was loaned out six times during his time at Arsenal. In Brentford he failed to score once in his 4 games for the club and in Coventry he assisted only once in his six games for the club. His loan to Brighton and Nottingham Forest wasn't also successful as he made a total of 17 appearances for both clubs without scoring or assisting a goal.
His best loan deals will come at Hull City and Sint-Truidense where he played 41 and 16 games respectively. At Hull, he scored 7 goals and assisted once while he Scored 6 goals and also assisted once for Sint-Truidense.
He left Arsenal to join Greece club PAOK Thessaloniki on the 3rd of August, 2018 for just €1 million. There, he found his scoring boots from time to time, netting a total of 18 goals and registering 10 assists in 79 games for the club.
On the 19th of September 2020, Middlesbrough signed the striker For €3 million. He currently represents Middlesbrough and has played 39 games for them already. He has also managed to score 5 times and assist twice.
Will he be able to play too flight football or represent a country in an international competition again?, Only time can tell.
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