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Joel Obi joins Chievo Verona

Joel Obi has officially left Torino and put pen to paper on three-year contract with Chievo Verona.

The Nigeria international midfielder also has an option to add a fourth year to the deal at the Stadio Bentegodi.

His current contract with Toro was due to expire at the end of this season and he underwent a medical today.

Obi has chosen to wear shirt Number 22 for Chievo this term.

The 27-year-old spent practically his entire career in Italy, moving to the Inter youth academy in 2005.

There was a spell at Parma on loan and Obi joined Torino in 2015.

According to a statement published on the Twitter Handle of Chievo Verona, Obi officially signed for the Flying Donkeys on Saturday.

“Joel Obi arrives outright from the @TorinoFC_1906 with contract expiring on 30/06/2021 with option at 2022! Welcome Joel! .”

His current contract with Torino was due to expire at the end of the 2018/19 season and he underwent a medical today. The former Inter Milan man has chosen to wear shirt Number 22 for Chievo this term.

Since moving to Torino in 2015, he scored six goals in 52 Serie A appearances.

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