The young striker played in each of the Flying Eagles’ five games during the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina
Flying Eagles’ talented forward, Salem Fago Lawal, has finalized a transfer to Croatian club, Istra 1961, in an exciting move that showcases his burgeoning football career, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Croatian side has successfully reached an agreement with Lawal’s Nigerian club, Mavlon FC, sealing the deal for the promising young striker.
Lawal put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the additional option of a one-year extension, offering him the prospect of a four-year tenure with Istra 1961.
This move comes on the heels of his impressive performances at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, where he showcased his footballing prowess on the international stage.
Based in Pula, Istra 1961 is a reputable club that secured a commendable fifth-place finish in the highly competitive Croatian top league in the previous season.
The club’s decision to sign Lawal reflects their ambition to bolster their attacking options and harness the potential of this young Nigerian talent.
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Furthermore, the news hints at additional exciting developments for Istra 1961, as it has been revealed that Lawal is one of two players signed from Mavlon FC.
Flying Eagles and Mavlon Fc striker joins Istra 1961 on a three-year deal with an one-year extension.
— Ayomide Oguntimehin (@ayo_oguntimehin) August 2, 2023
The identity of the second player will be unveiled on his 18th birthday in the upcoming days, leaving fans eager to learn more about the club’s transfer endeavours.