The Nigeria midfielder will play within the Italian top-flight subsequent season after spending the final two seasons with the Yellow and Blues in Serie B
Newly-promoted Serie A membership Salernitana have confirmed the signing of former Chievo midfielder Joel Obi on a one-year contract with the choice of an extension.
Obi moved to the Arechi Stadium on a free switch following the expiry of his three-year contract at Chievo in June.
Last season, the Super Eagles midfielder scored 5 targets in 31 Serie B video games for Chievo however his top-flight expertise might be wanted to spice up Fabrizio Castori’s aspect, who will compete in Serie A for the primary time because the 1998-99 season.
“The US Salernitana 1919 announces that it has reached an agreement with the ’91 class midfielder Joel Obi,” read the club’s statement.
“The player has signed an annual contract with the grenade club with automatic renewal upon the occurrence of certain sporting conditions.”
The 30-year-old has spent the vast majority of his profession in Italy, beginning with stints at Inter Milan adopted by Parma, Torino and his eventual change to Chievo in 2018.
During his keep on the membership, Obi was loaned to the Turkish Super Lig the place he spent the second half of the 2018-19 marketing campaign with Alanyaspor
He has performed over 120 video games in Serie A with eight targets to his identify.
After placing pen to paper on Wednesday, Obi recalled his keep on the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi and he appreciated everybody who made his time on the membership memorable.
“I would like to find the right words to describe what these two and a half seasons spent at Chievo have represented for me, all the emotions, the moments in which we cried, rejoiced, suffered and fought, always together, as a true team,” Obi wrote on Instagram.
“Perhaps one of the best ways is to simply say thanks. This path has made me develop professionally and humanly, so I need to thank all of the individuals who have been a part of it: my teammates, the employees, the managers, all those that work for this shirt.
“A heartfelt thanks in particular goes to you fans, who have always supported me in the happy moments, but above all in the most difficult ones. I think that the beauty of football is also a little bit this: the ability to say goodbye, but knowing that nothing really ends because that has always been inside you. Thanks.”