Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho admits he is delighted to have completed a loan move to CD Elche from Deportivo La Coruna, reports Futbalgalore.com.
The 19-year-old has agreed a one year loan move to the Spainish Segunda Liga outfit.
After failing to hold down a place in the main squad at equally relegated Deportivo La Coruna, Uzoho will now aim to be number one choice at Elche, who have received him in a season long loan deal.
Uzoho could be headed for a huge impact as first choice at Elche, who were thrown out of the top division in Spain as a punishment for not paying tax debts, despite finishing 13th on the table.
He will automatically become their first choice goalkeeper, with two youth team shot stoppers set to deputise for him.
Before now, Uzoho had been told he would remain third choice at Deportivo, despite his exploits at the World Cup, such that moving to Elche will help him keep his spot as Eagles’ number one keeper ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier with Seychelles next month.
Uzoho has seen his stock rise after he became one of the youngest goalkeepers in the history of the World Cup and no longer wants to play second fiddle at Deportivo.
The Super Eagles number one shot stopper wrote via Instagram, “A new journey to greatness. Thank you everyone who made this happen.”
“Un nuevo viaje a la grandeza. Gracias a todos los quw hici eron que esto suceda. In Christ alone.”