Bundesliga side Koln sign Nigerian starlet Tolu Arokodare

1. FC Köln have completed the signing of Nigerian striker Toluwalase Emmanuel Arokodare from Latvian side Valmiera.

Arokodare, 19, will move to Koln on loan for one season. After the season, Koln have the option to make the transfer permanent.

Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht were reportedly close to signing the 19-year-old, but the German side evidently hijacked the transfer.

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Tolu scored 15 goals in 16 matches for Valmiera in the Latvian top flight.

He was one of three young Nigerians to join the Latvian side from Lagos-based non-league side Box2Box.