In a significant move for his career, Nigerian midfielder Tochukwu Nnadi has completed a transfer to Belgian second-division club SV Zulte Waregem, as Soccernet.NG reports.
The 20-year-old defensive midfielder, known for his tough-tackling style, sealed the deal on Friday, marking a new chapter in his professional journey. While the financial details of the deal remain undisclosed, Transfermarkt estimates the player’s current market value at €900,000.
Nnadi, who previously played for Botev Plovdiv in Bulgaria, has inked a 4.5-year contract with SV Zulte Waregem. The Nigerian midfielder gained recognition for his standout performance during the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, where the Nigerian team reached the quarter-final stage but faced defeat against South Korea.
Wearing the number 21 jersey, Nnadi expressed his excitement about joining the Belgian club. He cited the positive development of fellow player Ablo at SV Zulte Waregem as a motivating factor for his move. Nnadi looks forward to contributing to the team’s success and building a promising future together.
Sporting Manager Tom Caluwé expressed his satisfaction with the club’s latest acquisition, highlighting Nnadi’s potential to strengthen the team. As SV Zulte Waregem currently holds the second spot in the Belgian second-tier, just behind Beerschot V.A., with 32 points from 17 games, the club eyes promotion to the First Division if they maintain their impressive form.
Nnadi himself shared his enthusiasm about the upcoming challenges, stating “It will be an exciting few months ahead, but I look forward to building the future together with the team.”
As SV Zulte Waregem continues to make strides in the league, the addition of Nnadi adds depth and skill to their midfield, boosting their aspirations for promotion to the top tier of Belgian football.