As the dust begin to settle on Nigeria U17 team winning the WAFU B Championship, clubs have started the process of contacting owners of the players in view of tying them down to deals, OwnGoalNigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Scouts from various teams were in Ghana during the tournament as it coincides with when they came for a scouting event which had lot of Nigerian teams in attendance. The scouts we gathered came from Spain, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Portugal.
Nigeria emerged as the champions of the tournament beating Burkina Faso 2-1 in the final match of the tournament. Both teams secured their spots in the U17 Africa Cup of Nations which will hold in Algeria.
As expected most of the scouts picked interest in the Nigerian players who were by far the best in the tournament by virtue of the fact that they won the man of the match award in all of their games.
We gathered FC Porto are the first team to sound out three players from the team officially as a representative of the Portuguese side was in Nigeria to hold talks with the clubs of the trio.
It’s still early days yet but talks have progressed nicely so far and we gathered the idea is to have first refusal on the players. Our source refused to reveal the names of the three players who are in talks with the Portuguese giants.