Nigerian striker, Anthony Ujah, has resigned for Bundesliga side, FSV Mainz 05, the club has announced. “Anthony Ujah plays from the second half of the season for the 1. FSV Mainz 05. The 27-year-old attacker signed a contract with the Bundesliga club on Wednesday,” the club said in an official statement.
— Mainz 05 English (@Mainz05en) December 20, 2017
Ujah has put pen to paper on a three-and-half-year deal, which will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2021.
“[Anthony] Ujah is an athletic, determined and strong attacker, who has proved his qualities at Bundesliga level and adds real value to our squad,” Sports Director, Rouven Schroder, said.
The 27-year-old, who joined another Bundesliga side, FC Koln in 2012, has been at Chinese club, Liaoning FC since 2016. But the 2013 Confederations cup star is delighted to rejoin the struggle side.
Earlier this year in this interview Ujah did hint at coming back to Europe from China
“I am very happy that I [have] returned to Mainz because I have only good memories of my time here,” Ujah said.
— Anthony Ujah (@ujah21) December 20, 2017
Ujah also spent a year at Werder Bremen, where he scored 14 goals in 36 appearances in the 2015/2016 season, and will have to wait until the transfer window reopens in January to join up with his new and former teammates at the ZeroFivers.
The forgotten Super Eagles star, who featured for the national side in the World Cup qualifiers four years ago, can’t wait to get started, however.
” I am looking forward to the Bundesliga as well and I want to help the team from the second half of the season,” he added.
Ujah is expected to link up with another Nigerian, Leon Balogun, at the club he first signed for in 2011 before joining Koln on a season-long loan in the summer of 2012.
He made eight appearances, scoring two goals for Mainz in the Bundesliga.