Sunday, 8 November 2015

Tottenham open talks over potential move for Nigerian Under 17 Osimhen

Tottenham open talks over potential move for Nigerian teenager Victor Osimhen...
Arsenal and Manchester City have also been watching him closely but have been concentrating on his international team-mate and captain Kelechi Nwakali.


 ► Victor Osimhen, 16, has lit up the Under 17 World Cup with nine goals
 ► He has led Nigeria to Sunday's final against fellow African nation Mali
 ► Osimhen has attracted interest from a host of European scouts
 ► Tottenham have made contact with the striker's representatives

Tottenham are showing keen interest in Nigeria scoring sensation Victor Osimhen.

The teenager has scored nine goals in the U17 World Cup in Chile steering his country towards Sunday's final against Mali.

Scouts from across Europe have been following his performances and Tottenham have made contact with representatives from his Ultimate Strikers Academy.

The 16-year-old is a tall gangly striker with good technique who can also play wide. He idolises former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba and is eager to follow in his footsteps by becoming a success in the Premier League.

Arsenal and Manchester City have also been watching him closely but have been concentrating on his international team-mate and captain Kelechi Nwakali.

Osimhen and Nwakali were both on target for the young Super Eagles as they beat Mexico 4-2 in the semi-final on Thursday.

Osimhen has scored in each of Nigeria's six matches at the U17 World Cup, netting a hat-trick against Australia in the group stage.