Nigeria international striker Brown Ideye (MON) has signed a two-year deal with Turkish Super Lig side Goztepe, www.aclsports.com
Ideye, 31, left Greek Super League side Aris Saloniki on June 30 after one season in Saloniki. The former West Bromwich Albion forward told ACLSports that he left Greece because “he was not ready to play for peanuts”.
He has now signed a deal at the Gürsel Aksel Stadium until the end of the 2021/2022 season with the side that finished 11th in the just concluded season.
The switch to Goztepe makes it the eighth country (outside Nigeria) that Ideye will play in after having previously played in Switzerland, France, Ukraine, England, Greece, China and Spain.
Ideye has represented Nigeria at Under 20 and senior level and was a key member of the Super Eagles side that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The former Nigerian league winner with Ocean Boys will join up with his new teammates next week although is not expected to take part in their first pre-season game against Ankaragucu on Tuesday.
The 2020/21 Super Lig season will commence on September 11, 2020 and run till May 16, 2021