Livingston FC is pleased to announce the arrival of Nigerian midfielder Samson Lawal who becomes our sixth signing of the summer window.
The 19-year-old joins on a three-year-deal from Pro Success FC and will wear the number 40 shirt for the 2023-24 campaign.
An energetic and versatile midfielder, Samson will travel with tomorrow’s squad to Ibrox although won’t be available for selection until next week’s Viaplay Cup tie with Ayr United.
Men’s first-team Manager David Martindale said: “I’m excited as to what Samson will bring to the group of players we currently have here at the club.
“He has played a number of positions in his short career – 7, 11, 8 & 10 – and most recently with ourselves in a couple of bounce games as a 6 and he was fantastic there too!
“He’s a very versatile footballer who has not long turned 19 and I genuinely believe there is a huge amount of development still to come from Samson.
“Sam comes with a good CV having just returned from the U20 FIFA World Cup in Argentina where he played in every game and helped Nigeria reach the quarter-final stage where they narrowly lost out in extra-time. Nigeria beat eventual runners-up Italy in the group stage with Samson playing an integral part in the win.
“In March 2023, he played 6 games in the U20 African Cup where he helped Nigeria reach third-place with a 4-0 win in the 3rd v 4th play-off. In total, he’s already played 12 games (over 900 minutes) for the Nigeria U20 side – 5 in the U20 World Cup, 6 in the U20 African Cup and 1 friendly since March 2023 – that goes a long way in showing you alone the potential the lad has.”
Welcome to West Lothian, Sam!