13 Year Old Nigerian Goalkepper Standing At Six Feet Tall Joins Manchester United

13 Year Old Nigerian Goalkepper Standing At Six Feet Tall Joins Manchester United


Little known Nigerian goalkepper Darlington Osuchukwu has joined English Premier League giants Manchester United per reports from the Spanish media.

Born to Nigerian parents in Spain, his family moved to England few years ago and after a series of trials with teams around England, the owner of his former team in Spain has confirmed his move to Manchester United.

The story is told my Mikel Garriz, president of Gazte Berriak, the club 13 year old Osuchukwu had been playing for in the past few years. He explains that his family and the club both had influence in such a big move for the youngster.

“In August, the parents decided that they were going to live in England, due to work issues. We have a certain relationship with the family because, apart from Darlington, his brother Promise was also with us,” Garriz told Noticias de Navarra.

“It was a family that we helped with things from the club and the father was still in contact with me. We prepared some videos for him to take with him and give him a little outlet. We knew they were seeing things, but this…”he stated.

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He said it was during one of their discussion that the boy’s father told him he has joined Manchester United. “He told me that the boy was without a team, trying out for different clubs. Until a month ago he called me and told me: ‘Mikel, Darlington has signed for Manchester United’.”

Explaining the characteristics of the goalkepper he explained that his height among several qualities made him stand out and he believe he can go ahead and be a top goalkepper in the future.

“He’d been in the Navarrese team, and a great goalkeeper. For the years he had, he has always been very tall and physically strong, he’s 13 years old and he’s already 1.80m. An animal is made.”

“We’re super happy. We always saw that he had qualities, Osasuna was interested in him, but then, that United go and sign him, unthinkable.”



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