Italian top-flight side Udinese have completed the transfer of Ghanaian defender Nicholas Opoku for an undisclosed fee ahead of the upcoming season.

The 20 year old joins the Serie A outfit on a four-year contract from Tunisian side Club Africain.

Udinese technical director Daniele Pradè praised the qualities of the hard-tackling defender after the official confirmation of the move.

"Opoku is a defender that has been highlighted in the last year,''

''With his meter and 90 for 87 kg fielding important physical means that also help in the aerial balls with his speed and reactivity.

''At the orders of Mr. Velazquez he will have the opportunity to put his characteristics to good use. "

By Daraja Mutari