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Olaitan joins FC Twente on loan

Olympiakos forward Michael Olaitan will spend the 2015-16 season on loan at FC Twente, the two clubs have announced.

The 22-year-old is a product of Mighty Jets and has previously spent time on loan at Ergotelis, where he featured 12 times with a goal to his credit, Goal reports.

“After discussions with my family, I have consciously chosen this club. Dutch football suits me, but also the way FC Twente play,” Goal quoted the former Flying Eagles midfielder as saying on the club’s official website.

Twente’s technical director, Ted van Leeuwen, who is a big fan of the skillful Nigerian, also expressed his delight at Olaitan’s acquisition.

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“I followed Michael for four years, because I think he is a great striker,” he told club’s website.

“Very versatile, very disciplined and cool. I find it extraordinary that we have managed to bring this talent to Enschede.

“Although he’s still only 22 years old, he already has the necessary experience and his personality fits very well in our dressing room. His career again just needs a little push,” he concluded.

Olaitan has been handed jersey No. 99.

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