Funso Ojo has become Vale’s second signing of the summer. Here are a selection of quotes and video about the midfielder.
What they say about Funso Ojo…
We’ve got someone who has been at the level and that’s key – and it’s important that we look for and can attract a player with that kind of profile…
Port Vale Director of Football David Flitcroft
To his credit, Belgian midfielder Ojo has completely resurrected his Aberdeen career this season. The Pittodrie exit appeared to be looming for Ojo when he was sent on loan to League One strugglers Wigan Athletic last January.
However, Ojo was given a chance by (manager Stephen) Glass to impress in pre-season and grabbed it. Performances during pre-season training convinced Glass to pitch Ojo in from the start of the first game of the season against BK Hacken in Europe.
Ojo hasn’t looked back since and has racked up 24 starts. He is thriving in a more advanced role under Glass that allows him more freedom to express himself. That freedom has allowed the former Belgium U21 international’s skill and game vision to shine.
Aberdeen Press & Journal opinion piece by Sean Wallace
In an attacking sense he’s always a threat. That’s why we trust him in those positions. He made a number of opportunities and had a number of shots of himself. He’s been brilliant for us…
Former Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass
Stats and facts
- He started his career at PSV Eindhoven where he made five appearances in the Europa League
- He was capped at Belgian U15, U16, U17, U20 and U21 levels
- Was sold to Aberdeen for £125,000 in 2019
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