Sunshine Stars forward Franklin Sasere has joined Swiss side FC Lugano from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit.
Sasere signed for Fabio Celestini’s men on a three-year contract and has been handed jersey 27 by the Club.
The player completed all paper work on Thursday, but the details of the transfer were disclosed to the public.
Sasere told reporter after signing his first contract with European club, that he’s happy with the move to Lugano and hope to win titles with the club.
“There is nothing more satisfying than seeing myself signing for a new club and in a new environment. It is surely the right move.
“Lugano is such a massive club and I’m really honoured to be here. Moreover, this is my first European club and it means a big deal to my career.
“I hope to win trophies here and also show to the world that there are great talents in the Nigerian league. I want to thank Lugano officials for the warm reception since my arrival.”
Sasere added that he joined a team with a big prospect because they are playing in this season’s UEFA Europa league , a competition he admires and hope to lift one day.
“I have always dreamt of playing in the Europa League and here comes the chance. It is the biggest competition after the Champions League, so it will not be easy but I always want to learn.”
Sasere is expected to make his debut when Lugano hosts struggling Xamas to the Cornaredo Stadium.