FC Barcelona has announced a second signing on Tuesday with the capture of Nigerian winger Ezekiel Joseph Bassey from Enyimba United in Nigeria on loan until the end of season.
A statement confirmed: “FC Barcelona and Enyimba International Football Club have reached an agreement for the loan of Ezekiel Joseph Bassey until the end of the season.
“Bassey will form part of the B team and included in the deal is the option to sign him on a two-year deal in the summer. The Nigerian attacker will undergo a medical at the club later on Tuesday.”
Bassey is a 20-year-old winger, who currently plays for Enyimba and can also play more centrally if required.
As the club explained, there’s an option to make the deal permanent on a two-year deal in the summer providing he passes a medical on Tuesday.
He joins a Barça B side who lead their division in Segunda B to strengthen Gerard Lopez’s side in their bid to return to the second tier of Spanish football.
Barça’s first deadline day signing came in the form of Uruguayan centre-back Santiago Bueno.