1. FC Köln have signed Tolu Arokodare. The 19-year-old striker joins from Latvian top-flight club Valmiera FC, and will play for FC on loan until the end of the season.
“Tolu is a young striker who has the potential to develop and brings many good qualities: he is athletic, good in the air and fast. Naturally, he will have to get used to the Bundesliga level. However, there is the advantage that he is already at match fitness and comes to us fully motivated,” said FC managing director, Horst Heldt.
The 1.97m tall striker has scored 15 goals in 16 games in the Virsliga since the league began in June.
Tolu Arokodare said, “For me, it is a dream come true. I have always wanted to play in the Bundesliga. For FC, I want to score many goals and develop myself further. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Tolu Arokodare was born on 23rd November 2000 in Festac, Nigeria. He learned his trade in his home country, starting with Kash Academy, before playing for The International Academy during his time at school before Box 2 Box FC in Lagos.