Former Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia attacker, Ezekiel Henry (aka Henty) has stated high level of happiness with his transfer to NK Osijek of Croatia, and believes he will make the best of his latest move.
Though the summer deal sees him join a 10th club under six years, the product of FESTAC Town, Lagos-based Flying Sports Academy says it is another opportunity for him to face a fresh challenge in his young career.
‘Henty,’ who started his career at Santana Boys Youth Club of Okoko in Lagos, said the link that takes him Osijek will help him pick up the pieces of a once promising career that has been bedevilled with underachievement.
The 25-year-old bulky attacker, who is managed by former Super Eagles striker, Stephen Ayodele Makinwa, has made yet another step for success, after his much celebrated high profile move to AC Milan in 2012 .
He was expected to progress through the ranks as he joined the San Siro club’s U19 team, but, a year later he was loaned to Serie B side, Spezia, where he spent a season before moving to Perugia the next year.
ND Gorica of Slovenia became his next loan club as Milan continued hoping he will grow to his potential by playing games.
A fairly successful first season with Gorica sparked interest in his services from league giants NK Olimpija and Milan sold him permanently for a fee close to €150,000.
At NK Olimpija he became the poster boy of the league in his only season at the club and he soon after secured a glorious move to Lokomotiv for a fee of around €750,000.
However, several injuries led to a goal drought which made him move to Baniyas of United Arab Emirates, as he bid to return to top form but, though he scored couple of goals, the club did not consider it good enough to hand him a permanent deal.
Last year, Lokomotiv decided to let him leave for Videoton of Hungary, who offered them a fee believed to be in the region of €1m for his services, to recoup some of their spending on the striker.
Six months later, ‘Henty’ left Videoton on loan for Puskas AFC in Hungary and, on his return from his loan spell, he joined Osijek officially last weekend.
He said on arrival: “I am happy to join this club, and I want to hit the ground running with goals when I start playing for Osijek.”