Ross County signal Kazeem Olaigbe on season-long mortgage from Southampton
Belgian under-19 worldwide Olaigbe has impressed with Saints’ under-23s aspect, the place he netted 12 targets in 23 appearances final time period.
The 19-year-old signed a brand new contract with Saints in February to maintain him at St Mary’s till 2024.
Ross County have signed Southampton winger Kazeem Olaigbe on a season-long mortgage deal.
Olaigbe flew into Verona late on Saturday evening, so as to be a part of Malky Mackay’s aspect on their pre-season coaching camp for the rest of this week.
Mackay says Olaigbe – who has but to function for Southampton’s first staff – might be given each alternative to thrive as he takes his first steps in senior soccer.
The Staggies boss hopes Olaigbe can comply with in the identical pathway as Joseph Hungbo, who arrived on mortgage from Watford with little first staff expertise final summer time earlier than occurring to turn out to be a stellar performer for the Dingwall outfit.
Mackay mentioned: “Kazeem is a younger, thrilling expertise.
“He’s most likely in the identical mould as Joseph Hungbo was final yr. He was coming in with not plenty of expertise within the league.
“Kazeem has finished properly for the under-23s in Premier League 2. He was up for participant of the yr within the league, which exhibits how properly he’s considered.
“He’s a Belgian youth worldwide who has been concerned of their under-19s European Championships.
“There may be clearly high quality there. What he now must do is exit and play, and take a look at himself in opposition to males.
“I’ve been there, seen it and finished it, so I’ll know the way we have to bleed him in and take care of him.
“He can play as a winger or a ten, so it brings us competitors in these huge areas.”
Olaigbe turns into the most recent participant to affix County on mortgage from Southampton, following on from defenders Jake Vokins and Kayne Ramsay, who made the non permanent swap north final season.