Sevilla snap up Nigeria striker Chidera Ejuke

Sevilla snap up Nigeria striker Chidera Ejuke

Sevilla have completed the signing of Nigeria striker Chidera Ejuke.

The 26-year-old makes switch to La Liga from Russia's CSKA Moscow as a free agent on a three-year deal.

Ejuke joined CSKA from Heerenveen in 2020 but has spent most of his time away from the club out on loan with Hertha Berlin and Royal Antwerp.

He joins Sevilla after five goals and six assists in 39 games for the Belgian team last season.

Ejuke, who has eight caps for the Super Eagles, is the first Nigeria international to join the Spanish club and is Sevilla's first signing since completing their 2023/24 season.

A post on the club's website read: "Our first summer signing has arrived, in the form of Nigerian international Chidera Ejuke. Born in Zaria, Ejuke is right-footed and most recently has been deployed on the left wing, but has played in all attacking positions throughout his career in Europe, which began in 2017 with Valerenga.

"Arriving in Norway as a 19-year-old, he made 59 appearances across two seasons, scoring 15 goals and registering six assists, before moving to the Netherlands to sign for Heerenveen. In his only season at the club, he racked up 10 goals and another six assists in his only season, before catching the attention of CSKA Moscow.

"With the Russian side, he added another 10 goals and eight assists to his career tally, as well as making his debut in European competition, with five appearances in the UEFA Europa League. For the last two seasons, he has enjoyed loan spells, firstly at Hertha Berlin during the 2022/23 season, where he shared a dressing room with Dodi Lukebakio, and then Royal Antwerp, where he made four appearances in the UEFA Champions League this season for Mark van Bommel's side.

"At international level, Ejuke made his debut for the Nigerian national team in 2020 after representing the Super Eagles at various youth levels, and has since earned eight caps during qualifying campaigns for the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations."