Nigeria international midfielder Uche Agbo has joined Spanish LaLiga side Rayo Vallecano on loan from Belgium side Gent till the end of the season, the club has announced.
Agbo was heavily tipped to join another Spanish side in Getafe but the 23 year old will now defend the colours of Rayo Vallecano till the end of the season in view of a permanent move in the summer.
This season he has played ten league games for Standard Liege with six games in Europe as well and one in the Belgium Cup completing his appearances since the start of the season.
The move to Spain means a return to the league where he spent six years on the books of Granada and played 38 LaLiga games with his best season coming in the 2016/2017 season where he played in a total of 31 games.
A defensive midfielder who can also play in central defence, he was invited to the senior national team of Nigeria for two straight years by coach Gernot Rohr but didn’t get to play in any competitive or friendly game before he was dropped from the squad for the World Cup.