French Ligue 1 side Montpellier have announced the signing of Nigerian striker Akor Adams from Norwegian club Lillestrøm SK on a four-year deal.
The 23-year-old explosive striker had impressed and showcased his qualities in the Norwegian league scoring 15 goals in 15 appearances last season for Lillestrøm, a performance that caught the attention of the 2011/12 French champions as well as other top Ligue 1 side.
Montpellier won the battle to sign the striker who had said farewell to his former teammates and fans of Lillestrøm last week. He was unveiled on Monday.
Akor Adams said he believes he’s joined a club whose ambition matches his and will help him grow as a footballer. He promised to score a lot of goals and help the team achieve their set targets.
I think I’ve come to the right place, at the right time to take a step forward. I can’t wait to meet everyone and start this adventure,” the Kogi State-born striker told the club’s website.
“I’ve completed a preseason with my old club so I feel good physically, sharp, and ready to play this first match with my new teammates.
“This club has ambitions in this championship of France and, as an attacker, I also have some in a personal capacity. I hope to help this team as much as possible by scoring goals and being decisive for the team at large so that we can win as many games as possible together.
Montpellier president, Laurent Nicollin, has hailed the signing of the Nigerian striker also stating that he hopes he scores lots of goals for the club.
“I am delighted with the arrival of Akor, I wish him a lot of success, to score many goals, and that he raises the Butte.”