Done Deal: Enyimba Winger Ezekiel Bassey Joins Barcelona On Loan
Barcelona on Tuesday confirmed the signing of Enyimba International winger Ezekiel Bassey on loan as their second signing of deadline day with the arrival of the Nigerian until the end of the season.
Bassey was one of 23 players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) who visited Spain last summer as part of an All-Star team in partnership with La Liga.
The Nigerian team played a friendly against Valencia and matches against Malaga and Atletico Madrid in the Ramon de Carranza trophy in Andalusia.
Officials of Barcelona were at the airport to receive him and thereafter went on to pass his medicals. He follows Uruguayan defender Santiago Bueno in at Camp Nou and both will form part of the promotion chasing Barca B squad.
The Catalan club also revealed that they have an option to sign the 20-year-old in the summer if he impresses in Gerard Lopez’s team. “FC Barcelona and Enyimba International Football Club have reached an agreement for the loan of Ezekiel Joseph Bassey until the end of the season.
“Bassey will form part of the B team and included in the deal is the option to sign him on a two-year deal in the summer. The Nigerian attacker will undergo a medical at the club later on Tuesday,” the statement reads
Meanwhile, Barca B are currently top of Spain’s third division, two points ahead of Alcoyano, and aiming for a return to the second tier of Spanish football.