Serbian giants Red Star Belgian have announced that Super Eagles forward Peter Olayinka, has signed a pre-contract agreement which will see him join them on 1st July, 2023, Abbeylivenetwork.com authoritatively reports.
Red Star made the announcement on their Twitter handle.
Crvena zvezda sa radošću objavljuje vest da je napadač Piter Olanjinka potpisao predugovor sa našim klubom i da će nam se priključiti 1.7.2023. kao slobodan igrač. On je potpisao ugovor do leta 2026. godine uz mogućnost produžetka saradnje na još godinu dana.
— FK Crvena zvezda (@crvenazvezdafk) January 9, 2023
The club stated that Olayinka, who currently plays for Czech Republic side Slavia Prague, has penned a three-year contract, with the option of an additional year.
“We’re delighted to announce that forward Peter Olayinka has signed a pre-contract agreement to join us on 1 July on a free transfer from Slavia Prague,” Red Star announced.
The 27-year-old Nigerian forward, whose contract with current club Slavia Prague ends on June 30th, has reached an agreement with Serbian club Red Star until the summer of 2026, with an option to extend for an additional year.
He signed for Slavia in the summer of 2018 for a fee in the region of €3.2 million, and his contract expires in six months, making him eligible to negotiate with other clubs on a pre-contract agreement.
Olayinka has now exercised that right and will be leaving the Czech giants at the end of June, and he will officially be a player for the Serbian SuperLiga side the next day.
Olayinka has played nonstop at Slavia Prague since the summer of 2018 after he was acquired from KAA Gent in Belgium.
In 169 outings for Slavia Prague, the 36 Lion product has tallied 43 goals and registered 23 assists.
He won the double (Czech First League and Czech Cup) with Slavia Prague in the 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 seasons.
Olayinka has played for Slavia Prague in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League including the qualifying rounds of the three European competitions.