New signing at Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia, Bryan Idowu has disclosed that his ability to seal a deal with the railway-owned club is a dream come true for him, as he had followed the club as a kid.
Idowu is the fourth Nigerian player to join the Moscow-based club, following earlier stints in the team for Peter Osaze Odemwingie, Victor Obinna Nsofor and Ezekiel Henry (Henty), but while, other all the others are attackers, the dark-skinned star is seeking a bigger story with The Railwaymen, starting with the coming season.
The former Amker Perm of Russia full-back, who was part of Nigeria’s squad to the World Cup in the country of his birth, where he also plies his soccer trade, opted for Lokomotiv, despite similar interest from three of their capital city rivals, CSKA, Spartak and Dinamo.
Soon after signing the dotted lines on Monday, Idowu hinted that he would love to play for Lokomotiv in the UEFA Champions League, considering it was at that level in which he first became aware of them.
Correlatively, he will compete in the European elite clubs’ competition this season, as The Railwaymen are current champions of the Russian Premier League.
Idowu, who opted for Nigeria, despite his eligibility to play for Russia and plays as left full back, despite being right-footed, sealed a three year deal on a free transfer from Amkar, who are facing financial difficulties.
He became clubless after Amkar were relegated to the third division due to impropriety in their accounts and Lokomotiv were quick to swoop in to sign him for free.
The 25-year-old defender said: “I am very glad to join Lokomotiv. I’m really looking forward to joining the team at their training camp. As a child I watched the matches of Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.”