Chievo Verona have completed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Joel Obi from Torino.
The deal sees Obi sign a three year deal with the team and a clause that allows Chievo to extend the deal for a fourth year should they choose to do so.
Obi has spent his entire footballing career in Italy starting at Internazionale and rejected the chance to play for the Azzurri at a young age choosing instead to represent his birth nation of Nigeria.
Despite only making 15 appearances for his national side due to long spells on the sidelines due to injury, Obi did enough in the pre-World Cup to earn himself a spot in Gernot Rohr’s 23 man squad in Russia but failed to play a single minute in the competition.
In a post on social media site Instagram, Obi thanked the players, staff and fans at Torino saying: ” A new adventure is about to begin, but first of all I would like to thank the teammates and all the staff for these unique years. A special thank you to the bull’s fans that you taught me what it means to be a Toro”
Having played inconsistently for Torino over his spell with the club and now aged 27, this may be Obi’s last chance at the big time and with Chievo looking set to be in the relegation battle once again he may be able to make himself a hero in Verona by helping the Flying Donkeys retain their Serie A status.