French Ligue 1 Side Metz Adds Dream Team VI Fringe Star Saliu Popoola To Team Rooster


22 year old petit Nigerian midfielder Saliu Popoola is back at French side Metz after spending last season on loan to Belgian second division side Seraing United.


Since moving to Metz in 2013, he has only played games for the B team of the then second division side before his loan move to Belgian second division side FC Seraing.

Last season he made a total of 23 appearances for FC Seraing with three goals to his name, and it appears like he will finally get his chance at Metz who are now in the Ligue 1 this season as he is among their list of players for the season.

So far he is yet to feature in any of their games in the two games old French Ligue 1, but the former 36 Lions forward who also holds a French passport was listed among the players Metz submitted to the League body.

Teams usually submit their list of players for the season after the closure of the summer transfer window, and checks on Metz found out that Popoola has been registered for Metz campaign in Ligue 1.

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Popoola a bit part player in the Nigerian team that won bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the central midfielder has also been handed a new shirt number for the season as he will dorn jersey number 28.