Wednesday May 15 2019
Adekanye lands for Lazio transfer

Bobby Adekanye has said goodbye to Liverpool and landed in Rome to complete his transfer to Lazio, where he’ll watch the Coppa Italia Final.

The 20-year-old striker makes the move as a free agent, as his contract with the Liverpool academy was allowed to expire.

As confirmed by his own Twitter account, Adekanye landed in Rome’s Fiumicino Airport this afternoon and was greeted by heavy rain.

He’ll be in the stands for tonight’s Coppa Italia Final at the Stadio Olimpico between Lazio and Atalanta.

Before moving to Liverpool in 2015, Adekanye spent time in the Ajax and Barcelona youth academies.

“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,” he 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 where 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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