Peter Olayinka signs for Slavia Praha from Gent

16:00 EAT 23/07/2018
Peter Olayinka
The Nigerian forward has returned to Czech Republic with the Red and Whites after ending his contract with the Buffalos

Peter Olayinka has signed for Czech First League side Slavia Praha from Gent for €3.2 million in a four-year deal.

The attacker joined the Belgian outfit in 2016 after agreeing to a three-year contract but spent most of the time on loan with Slavia and Zulte-Waregem.

The Red and Whites ended last term as runner-up behind league champions Viktoria Plzen and they have recruited the 22-year-old in an effort to reclaim the title they last won in 2017.

Last season, the striker scored 11 goals across all competitions for Zulte-Waregem and he is excitedly looking forward to continuing with the form for Jindrich Trpisovsky’s men.

“I am very happy, and I was happy from the moment I knew there was an interest form Slavia and I could return to Prague,” Olayinka told club website.

“I know the city and I was tempted to come back because Slavia is one of the top teams of Czech football.

“When I played for Dukla Slavia they became champions. And I can imagine that they will be champions again and I want to play my part in it. It is a great chance for me. Slavia is the club where I can be champion.”

Olayinka could make his debut for his new club in their second league game against Karvina on Saturday.