Gent confirm signing Rabiu Ibrahim

Belgian club KAA Gent have completed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old creative midfielder joined The Buffalos from Slovakian champions AS Trencin on Tuesday after passing his medical test and has already been described as “an elegant player” by the club.

“KAA Gent has today completed the transfer of the 25-year-old Nigerian central midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim. Rabiu comes from the Slovakian side AS Trencin,” the club announced on Tuesday.

The Belgian outfit, which also have another Nigerian, Moses Simon, also signed from AS Trencin, believes that they have landed a player “with great technical ability.”

Ibrahim, who has made five international appearances for Nigeria at senior level, had quite an early start to his career at aged 17 when he joined Sporting Lisbon before later moving to PSV Eindhoven, Celtic and Kilmarnock.

Last season, the midfielder featured prominently for AS Trencin as they won the Slovakian double. He has played 61 games, scoring 11 goals and providing nine assists in his two-year spell at Trencin.