Footballer Henrik Ojamaa Swaps Clubs
Young Estonian football talent Henrik Ojamaa has earned a transfer to the Polish champions Legia Warsaw.
Ojamaa, aged 22, signed a three-year deal with Legia on Thursday, sport.err.ee reported.
“I am pleased to join a club with such a rich history and great ambitions,” Ojamaa said.
The cost of the transfer has not been revealed, but speculations put the estimate at 500,000 euros. Motherwell, his former club, had rejected a number of bids from Legia, including a 150,000-euro offer in January, according to reports.
The attacking midfielder has been tipped by experts to lead the national team during the next decade.
Ojamaa spent a year-and-a-half in Scotland, helping Motherwell to second place this year, topping the league’s assist charts on the way.
Trouble in paradise?
Ojamaa pulled out of the three June national team friendlies, citing the need to concentrate on school work, but was in Poland to finalize the move instead.
National team head coach Tarmo Rüütli said that these kinds of thing do not go unnoticed, adding that his attitude towards the friendlies does not bode well for his national team career.
“If he is good, then there is little point to hold a grudge for long,” said Rüütli, clearing the air a bit.