Major League Soccer (MLS) side Portland Timbers have signed Nigerian defender Gbenga Arokoyo according to a statement by the club, However the transfer is subject to the issuance of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Coach of the team Caleb Porter described the 23 year old as a talented young man who will add steel to the backline of the team, that presently has another Nigerian in Fanendo Adi on their books.
Gbenga is a talented young player with an athletic profile and he has a big upside for the future,” said Caleb Porter, head coach of the Timbers.
Arokoyo will occupy an international slot on the Timbers roster with the general manager who also doubles as president of the team also hailing his acquisition.
“Gbenga is a young, athletic defender who we believe will be a strong asset to our back line as he continues to develop within our club,” said Gavin Wilkinson, general manager and president of soccer for the Timber