Official: Okaka leaves Udinese to join Istanbul Basaksehir

by | Sep 8, 2021 15:53

Udinese have officially announced Stefano Okaka has joined Istanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish Super Lig.

The Bianconeri announced the farewell of the Italian 32-year-old, who leaves the club after 75 appearances and 18 goals.

Okaka, capped five times by Italy, moves on a permanent deal to Istanbul Basaksehir after two and a half years at the Dacia Arena.

The 32-year-old joined Udinese on a permanent deal from Watford in September 2019 and has previous stints with Roma, Brescia, Bari, Parma, Spezia and Sampdoria.

“After 75 appearances and 18 goals, Stefano Okaka leaves Udinese,” the club wrote in a statement. “The Umbrian striker has been sold outright to Istanbul Basaksehir.

“With his leadership and his technical and human qualities, Stefano has contributed to the achievement of targets for the club.

“From everyone at Udinese, we send the best wishes and a big thank you for what he has done wearing and sweating in the Bianconeri shirt.”


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