Swedish club Hammarby IF have announced they are excited to sign Golden Eaglets forward Akinkunmi Amoo.
Amoo clocked 18 Sunday and has now signed a four-year professional contract in Europe.
Hammarby sports director Jesper Jansson said they are delighted Amoo opted to join the club.
“We have worked with Amoo, or “Akin” as he is called, for the past two years. There has been some interest from other clubs, but during the time we have known each other we have built a strong relationship and we are very happy that Akin has chosen us,” Jansson disclosed.
“Our coaching staff, our players and not least Mikael Hjelmberg and Wadda Tamimi have been extremely involved in making Akin feel like part of the family at Årsta.
“With Akin we get into an explosive, skillful and offensive player with a nice left foot.
“But we must remember that he has just turned 18, so we should have patience and work together to further develop Akin’s talent.”
Hammarby’s CEO Henrik Kindlund added: “We have had an agreement with Amoo and his family, that if he wants to choose us when he is 18, he is welcome to Hammarby.
“Now we warmly welcome him to Hammarby. Although we have a tough time in these Corona times, we have felt that we need to stand by our word and therefore we have chosen to go ahead and sign an agreement with Amoo.
“In addition to that we have also spent a lot of time to follow and develop Amoo as a player, it would be tough to throw that effort away now.”