David Ankeye: Port Harcourt boy joins Osimhen, Lookman in Serie A after Genoa switch

David Ankeye lands in the Serie A at Genoa. (Photo Credit: Genoa/X)

David Ankeye: Port Harcourt boy joins Osimhen, Lookman in Serie A after Genoa switch

Izuchukwu Akawor 17:16 - 31.01.2024

David Ankeye has joined the oldest club in Italy to become the latest Nigerian in the Serie A following the footsteps of Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman.

Port Harcourt native David Ankeye has joined Serie A ranks following his switch to mid-table club Genoa.

Pulse Sports Nigeria can report that the young forward was unveiled as a new Genoa player following a post by the club on social media on Wednesday.

Ankeye joins Osimhen and Lookman

According to the club, the 21-year-old joined from Moldovan giants Sheriff Tiraspol on a permanent transfer. 

“David Ankeye is a new Genoa player. The Nigerian striker, born in Port-Harcourt, arrives from Sheriff Tiraspol on a permanent basis,” Genoa said in a statement on their account on X.

David Ankeye during his unveiling as new Genoa player.
David Ankeye during his unveiling as new Genoa player. (Photo Credit: Genoa/X)

The youngster has put pen to paper on a four-year contract to represent the club in the Serie A until the summer of 2028.

Ankeye, who has already been unveiled, will sport jersey number 30 at the club following Napoli icon Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman, who have starred in Italy's topflight in recent seasons. The highly rated teenager will be hopeful of emulating their success.

David Ankeye joins Osimhen and Lookman in the Serie A. (Photo Credit: Genoa/X)

Osimhen has become an icon in Naples after a historic 2022/2023 season with his club Napoli in the Serie A.

The 25-year-old led Napoli to its first Serie A title in 33 years, becoming the first African to be named striker of the year in the league's 125-year history. 

Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen shows love to AFCON visiting Napoli fans.

On the other, compatriot, Lookman, Lookman, is currently Atalanta's top scorer with seven goals despite being in Cote d'Ivoire for the AFCON 2023 with Osimhen. 

Born in Port Harcourt, the striker has been in good form for his former club, making 10 appearances and 3 goals in the Europa League and 2 appearances in the Champions League qualifiers.

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He also has five goals in 10 matches in the Moldovan league and would look to transfer that form to one of the top five leagues in the world. 

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