Femi Seriki: Nigerian youngster signs first professional contract with Sheffield United


The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term take care of the Blades following his convincing showings for the membership

Femi Seriki has signed his first skilled contract with Sheffield United on Friday after delivering spectacular performances for the youth group.

The wing-back teamed up with the Blades in September 2019 after leaving Bury’s academy and has been in high quality type for the membership.

Within the present marketing campaign, he has featured prominently for the Blades’ U23 aspect and helped them to win the Skilled Growth League, the place he scored 5 targets in 24 video games.

His eye-catching performances earned him his first Premier League debut towards Newcastle United on Wednesday, making a cameo look within the encounter.

Seriki together with Daniel Jebbison, Andre Brooks, Jordan Amissah and Oliver Arblaster have signed long-term offers with the Blades.

Sheffield academy supervisor Jack Lester has expressed his delight with the expansion of the children and the developmental programme of the membership.

“It is improbable information for the soccer membership, the event inside these younger males has been spectacular,” Lester advised the membership web site.

“The work happening inside the academy is sort of particular, there may be a lot expertise rising throughout, and we are going to proceed to push the boundaries in our strategy.”

Sheffield are already relegated to the Championship, though they nonetheless have another recreation to play earlier than the top of the season.

Seriki will hope to get some minutes underneath his belt when Sheffield United tackle Burnley of their final recreation of the marketing campaign on Saturday.

The wing-back shall be anticipated to get extra common enjoying time with United within the Championship and assist them acquire promotion again to the English top-flight on the finish of the 2021-22 marketing campaign.

Seriki was born in England to a Nigerian father, who hails from Lagos which makes him eligible to symbolize the Nigeria nationwide group sooner or later if he chooses to.

For an opportunity with the Tremendous Eagles, nonetheless, he shall be anticipated to play extra constantly for United’s first group.




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