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Adekanye signs four-year deal with Lazio


Nigerian youngster, Omobolaji Adekanye has taken another step closer to leaving Liverpool this summer, after reportedly agreeing a four-year deal with Lazio. According to reports in Italy from Corriere dello Sport, the player has agreed personal terms with the Serie A side as he prepares to pursue first-team football. Adekanye is widely expected to leave Anfield this summer and it has become a matter of when and not if his move away is confirmed.

With concerns over a lack of game time in the first-team, the young winger has rejected numerous contract offers from the Reds. Confident in his own ability, Adekanye now looks set to sign a deal with Lazio until 2023. While it is a great shame for Liverpool to lose a talented youngster, it is hard to envisage where and when the player would have broken into the first-team picture, with so many players ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, Adekanye who also spent time with Ajax wrote an emotional farewell letter to his fans at Liverpool. “Four years ago, when I arrived to Liverpool, I was still a child. Now I leave as a man, and I take with me a new family which I’ll feel mine forever,” Adekanye wrote in an open letter on social media. “It’s not easy to find the right words for thanking everything Liverpool FC has given to me these years.

“To every coach I had in Academy and Melwood, to every teammate I shared good moments with, to every employee who were always by my side. Thanks a lot. “I don’t know neither how nor when, but I’m sure that our ways will meet again someday. Stand by with me on June 1st. I’ll be one more helping the team to win the Champions League final. #YNWA”

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