Bulgarian side Levski Sofia have pulled a major coup by snapping up Nigeria international player Shehu Abdullahi on a free transfer following his departure from Cypriot side Omonia Nicosia.
His signing was confirmed earlier today and he will go straight into contention to make his debut for the team after the international break. The 27 year old is comfortable as a full back or defensive midfielder.
29 year old Abdullahi who has 29 caps for the senior national team of Nigeria told the club website of his excitement at joining them saying he was already in talks with the fans even before the move was made official.
“I am very glad to be here. Before I came to Sofia, I received messages from “Levski” fans and I already feel that I am at home. The club took very good care of me. “I came to show my best, help the team and achieve the goals this season,” Shehu told the official website of the club.
“I have heard about Levski before, but when the coach and the club contacted me, I researched it and found out that Levski is one of the biggest teams in Bulgaria. I chose to come here because of the history of this club, because of its goals and ambitions. As a player who wants to maintain a high level, you cannot refuse Levski. I hope that with my arrival I will bring success to the club,” added the AFCON 2019 bronze medallist.
“I play three positions – central midfielder, central defender and right back, but it all depends on the coach, I am ready to play all of them. The coach will decide where to play and I am ready to play anywhere,” concluded Abdullahi Shehu.