OGC Nice’s New Nigerian Sensation, Victor Orakpo, Aims High with Big Ambitions

OGC Nice's New Nigerian Sensation, Victor Orakpo, Aims High with Big Ambitions

In a smooth winter transfer move, 18-year-old Nigerian striker Victor Orakpo has inked a three-year deal with OGC Nice from the renowned VOE Football Academy in Nigeria.

OGC Nice's New Nigerian Sensation, Victor Orakpo, Aims High with Big Ambitions

The French club successfully outpaced competition from the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle to secure the  of this emerging football talent.

Footballrover understands that even Bayern Munich and AC Milan initially expressed interest in the promising youngster.

Orakpo’s Rise to French Ligue 1:

Victor Orakpo first caught international attention during an impressive performance at an international tournament organized by Bayern Munich in 2022, where he was rightfully crowned the tournament’s MVP.

His standout displays on the field attracted interest from several European clubs eager to harness his potential, with OGC Nice winning the deal.

OGC Nice’s Excitement:

Welcoming Orakpo to the squad, OGC Nice proudly announced it on their official channels.

Victor Orakpo is a new Aiglon. The young attacker (18 years old) joins OGC Nice.”

The powerful 1.94-metre striker opted for OGC Nice to take the next step in his fast-growing career, following a convincing trial that won over the red and black leaders.

Orakpo’s Ambitions Align with OGC Nice:

Expressing his enthusiasm, Orakpo stated,

It’s an honour to join the club here. I immediately felt good. OGC Nice has big ambitions, and me too. I can’t wait to get to work and show my qualities.”

OGC Nice's New Nigerian Sensation, Victor Orakpo, Aims High with Big Ambitions

His remarks align with the views expressed by OGC Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivère, who disclosed that,

Victor was courted by many European clubs; we are happy that he is joining us. We welcome him and will do everything so that he can flourish with us.”

Strategic Placement and Development:

Initially, Victor Orakpo will join the club’s Elite Reserve group, ensuring he receives optimal conditions for his development.

OGC Nice has a carefully laid-out plan for him to evolve into a crucial player for the club in the coming years.

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