Nigeria international defender Elderson Echiejile has quit what one of his handlers described as â€œFrench hellâ€ to sign a four-year deal with top Portuguese club Sporting Braga.
Echiejile, 22, has had to endure a torrid time at French club Rennes this past season during which he did not see action â€œnot for football reasonsâ€, according to a source close to the player.
However, all that is now in the past after the former youth international signed for Sporting Braga as a free agent.
â€œHe has signed a four-year contract with Braga, who finished runners-up in the Portuguese league and will feature in the UEFA Champions League next season,â€ the playerâ€™s adviser, Emmanuel Echiejile, told only MTNFootball.com.
â€œHe has already visited the club to see for himself their facilities and he has been very pleased with their ambitions.
â€œBoth the coach and the club president want him. Itâ€™s a move that opens a lot of opportunities for Elderson.â€