Nigeria international Afeez Aremu has joined Norwegian club IK Start from Inter Allies on a three-year deal.
The 18-year-old’s move was confirmed by on Friday, January 19 through the club’s official website.
Tor-Kristian Karlsen, who is a Sporting leader in Start, said that he is pleased to have secured the great talent from Nigeria.
“We are delighted that Afeez Aremu is finally ready for Start. The player was first noted by Mick Priest during the WAFU championship this fall and since then he has also been involved in the A national team to Nigeria in the World Cup qualifier. We hope this young man can be a solid boost in the midfield.”
“Afeez is very ‘European’ in the game style. As an essentially defensive midfielder, he makes things easy, looks at solutions early and rarely stresses the ball. In addition, he works hard and is a loyal team player,” Karlsen said on the club’s website.
Jollof Sports had earlier reported that the midfielder joined Ghanaian outfit Inter Allies for formalities sake due to the agreement with the Norwegian club – to transfer the latter’s best player.
Aremu was loaned to Akwa United from Westerlo FC Academy in 2017 before joining Allies in December. He was part of the squad that won the 2017 Aiteo Cup.
He was also part of the team that represented Nigeria at the 2017 WAFU championship.