SUPER Eagles centreback Semi Ajayi has signed a new three-year contract with his English Championship clubside West Bromwich Albion (WBA) that will see him stay at the Hawthornes until 2025.
Ajayi, 28, started his football career as an Arsenal academy graduate who impressed at Rotherham before signing for West Brom. He gained promotion to the Premier League with the club who he has played 110 times for in both the top flight and the Championship, scoring nine goals in the process.
This season, the Baggies were unable to secure promotion to the Premier League but have their eyes set on doing so next season and consider Ajayi central to this plan. Steve Bruce, WBA’s manager described Ajayi as arguably the best player in the team since he joined as head coach in February.
Mr Bruce said: “I’m absolutely delighted Semi has committed his future to us. He’s arguably been our best player since I arrived at the club back in February and I believe he has all the attributes needed to be a Premier League defender.
“This signing is key for us in terms of what we want to do next season and the rebuild which needs to happen. Semi is a crucial player in our team and I’m delighted he’s extended his stay.”
Ajayi added: “I’m really, really pleased to secure my future here at this football club. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here, through the highs and the lows and I’m excited about the future.
“The talks have been going on for a very long time so I’m glad we’ve finally got it all sorted. I can now look forward to next season and doing my best to try and help this club get back to the Premier League.”