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BURTON ALBION SIGN FORMER BARNSLEY STRIKER VICTOR ADEBOYEJO

15 July 2022

BURTON Albion are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Victor Adeboyejo following his departure from Barnsley.

The Brewers have beaten off competition from other clubs to secure the signature of the Nigerian striker, who joins the Brewers after leaving the Tykes for whom he played 83 times over five years in the league.

The 24-year-old began his professional career with Leyton Orient having been in the youth systems at Arsenal, Charlton Athletic and AFC Wimbledon.

He played more than half of Barnsley's Sky Bet Championship games last season despite missing a large chunk of the season through injury, scoring three times as the Tykes battled valiantly but unsuccessfully against relegation.

Now Adeboyejo is joining up with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Brewers, and he is excited to learn more from the Albion manager.

"I'm very happy to get it over the line and to be here," said Adeboyejo.

"The gaffer has spoken to me a lot about my game and his reputation is what it is - he's scored a lot of goals, played at the highest level and for me it's something to learn from and see what I can gain from him.

"It's a very warm and friendly club, and the opportunity of getting minutes is what my career needs."

"He's a talented boy with big potential," said Hasselbaink.

"We need strikers - he is different than Dan Jebbison for example, and he brings experience of the Championship.

"He wantts to kickstart his career - hopefully we can get him to score lots of goals and get lots of assists as well."

Welcome to Burton Albion, Victor!


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