Gent and LaLiga side Levante have agreed on a deal that will see Nigerian midfielder Anderson Esiti move to the LaLiga outfit in a deal reportedly worth €3m according to several news outlet in Belgium.
The defensive midfielder becomes the second Nigerian to join the club in the last 72 hours following the move of Moses Simon, who was also signed from Gent for a fee slightly higher than that of Esiti.
The duo have endured contrasting fortunes with the senior national team of Nigeria as Simon has cemented his spot in the team, while Esiti has not been called up by coach Gernot Rohr since playing in Nigeria’s first World Cup 2018 Qualifiers which they won two years ago by two goals to one against Zambia in Ndola.
Last season Esiti played 26 games for Gent in what was an injury hit season for him and so far he has played once the season, precisely in their 1-1 draw against Zulte-Waregem last weekend in the second round of games in the Belgium League.
24 year old Esiti has been at Gent since his transfer from Spanish side Estoril in 2016 for an undisclosed fee after spending the majority of his career in Portugal with Leixoes the other team he represented during his formative years in Portugal.