Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg have announced the signing of former Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani.

Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg have announced the signing of former Golden Eaglets captain Samson Tijani.

Tijani, 18, penned a five-year contract with Die Mozartstädter, who have won the Austrian League title 14 times.

The defensive midfielder joined Jesse Marsch’s side from Nigerian club Collins Edwin SC.


“The 18-year-old feels particularly comfortable in the role of the six and is characterized by his dynamic and uncompromising style of play,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.

“He has already displayed his quality in ten appearances for the U17s in his home country, with which he made it to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup and the round of 16 of the World Cup.”

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