January, 20 2024.
French Ligue 1 club, Olympique Lyon, has officially confirmed the acquisition of Nigerian striker Gift Orban from Gent.
The landmark signing makes Orban the first-ever Nigerian player to join Lyon.
The announcement was made via Lyon's official channels on Thursday night. The contract, valued at €13 million, is set to remain in effect until June 2028, with potential additional fees that could elevate the total transfer cost to €20 million, including add-ons and a 20% sell-on clause.
Despite Orban's recent move from Gent, where he scored 15 goals in 16 league appearances, the 21-year-old faces the challenge of contributing swiftly to Lyon's performance. Currently, Lyon occupies the 16th position in the 18-team Ligue 1 table, placing them in a relegation playoff spot.