Highly rated young striker Michael Olunga has completed his transfer from Swedish club IF Djurgarden to newly promoted Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng FC.
According to a statement released by the Chinese Club, Olunga joined together with Egyptian international Aly Ghazal who played for Nacional.
“Guizhou Zhicheng FC hope the two African players will integrate with the team as soon as possible and show their mettle, intrepidity and fighting spirit to the team,” read the statement.
Other clubs reportedly monitoring him included CSKA Moscow of Russia, Galatasaray of Turkey among other notable sides in Europe. According to close sources, the Chinese Club paid $ 14Million, or KSh.467million (40mn Swedish Krona).
The 22-year-old Kenyan international was a hot cake in Europe after scoring 12 goals in only 27 appearances for the Swedish side in less than a year since he joined from Kenyan side Gor Mahia.
In his last season in SportPesa (Kenya) Premier League, the lethal forward netted 19 goals in 27 matches. He was developed and owned by Liberty Sports Academy. He had been linked with Premier League side Arsenal in the past although the London club did not confirm the rumor.
In the national team, Olunga has already scored 6 times in only 16 matches. This might be the reason why many Kenyans expressed their disappointment with Olunga decision to go for money instead of concentrating on his development.
Others relished the chance of seeing their son face former Chelsea and Manchester United stars Oscar, Ramires, Carlos Tevez and John Obi Mikel who recently switched to CSL.