Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, the talented German-born Nigerian midfielder, has made a move from English League One side Sheffield Wednesday to Turkish Süper Lig Club Hatayspor Kulubu. The transfer was confirmed after Dele-Bashiru completed his medicals at Fulya Hospital.
Dele-Bashiru had been with Sheffield Wednesday since 2020, amassing 88 appearances and scoring 8 goals during his time there. His contributions were instrumental in the club’s promotion to the English Championship last season. Known for his ability to anchor the midfield and display impressive passing skills, Dele-Bashiru’s performances earned him accolades such as the club’s Player of the Month in October 2021 and the EFL Cup Player of the Second Round in September 2022.
Although born in Germany, Dele-Bashiru is of Nigerian descent and moved to England with his parents at a young age. He kickstarted his football career with the Manchester City youth team at the age of 8 before making the switch to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 2020.
The 22-year-old midfielder expressed his desire to represent Nigeria on the international stage, as he hasn’t played for either Germany or England at any level. His brother, Tom Dele-Bashiru, is also a professional footballer who currently plays for Watford in the English Championship.
The announcement of Dele-Bashiru’s signing was made by Hatayspor Kulubu on their Instagram page, where they shared an image of the player undergoing his medical check at Fulya Hospital. The club is excited to have secured the services of the promising young midfielder and hopes that he will make a significant impact on the team.
As Dele-Bashiru embarks on this new chapter in his career, football fans will be eager to see how he adapts to the Turkish Süper Lig and continues to showcase his talent on the field.