Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiéjilé moves to HJK Helsinki

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Elderson Echiejile

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiéjilé has completed a permanent move to Finnish side HJK Helsinki.

The 31-year-old Nigerian defender was part of the Super Eagles of Nigeria team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia.

Since the summer football fiesta, Elderson has struggled for game time as he only played two full season with French Ligue 1 side Monaco and was loaned out severally for the remainder of his contract.

Helsinki announced the arrival of Elderson through a statement on their official website.

Helsinki analyst Mika Lehkosuo praised the qualities Elderson possesses and his experience playing a major factor in his acquisition.

He further went on to reveal that the Super Eagles defender has been impressive in training and should be an instant transition into the team.

AFP/BEN