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Nigerian Striker Gift Orban Set to Join Struggling Lyon in Ligue 1 Move

January 17, 2024
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Lyon, France: French giants Olympique Lyon are on the verge of bolstering their attack with the signing of promising Nigerian forward Gift Orban, according to multiple reports. The 21-year-old is set to make the move from Belgian Pro League club KAA Gent in what could be a crucial transfer for Lyon’s stuttering season.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed on Twitter that a deal is nearing completion, with “final details being sorted” and the move expected to be finalized “in the next hours.” Romano described the signing as “fantastic” for Lyon, suggesting they’ve secured a talented young player with significant potential.

Orban impressed during his time in Belgium, netting an impressive 20 goals in 22 appearances for Gent last season. His form hasn’t dipped dramatically this campaign, with 12 goals in 30 games, but it’s a slight decrease compared to his breakout year.

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The Nigerian talent arrives at Lyon at a time when the club desperately needs a spark. Currently languishing in 16th position in Ligue 1, Lyon are a far cry from their former glory days as seven-time league champions. Orban’s arrival, however, brings hope that he can contribute some much-needed firepower and help propel Lyon back up the table.

It’s worth noting that Orban’s move is still officially unconfirmed, but with Romano’s track record and the numerous reports coming out, it seems only a matter of time before a formal announcement is made. If the deal gets over the line, Lyon fans will be eager to see if Orban can justify the excitement and live up to his potential in the demanding environment of Ligue 1.

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Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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