Exclusive: Arsenal,Chelsea&Wolfsburg Among Clubs Keen On FC Dordrecht Superkid Lateef Omidiji
Published: May 02, 2016
Exclusive: Arsenal,Chelsea&Wolfsburg Among Clubs Keen On FC Dordrecht Superkid Lateef Omidiji Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Chelsea and Arsenal are among the elite teams in Europe monitoring the progress of Lateef Omidiji Jr, who is currently on the books of the youth team of FC Dordrecht in Holland.

But what is stopping the two English Premier League teams from going public with their interest is that Omidiji is still a minor and they are patiently waiting for him to turn 16 before making an approach or for the family to move to the United Kingdom.

Chelsea and Arsenal face strong competition for the signature of the 12-year-old in future, with Wolfsburg and Dutch powerhouses Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord also interested in landing his services and there have been enquiries from La Liga teams as well.

Meanwhile, an intermediary who recommended Juventus star Paul Pogba to the French Federation, says it will be disgraceful if the Nigeria Football Federation miss out on the youngster, with the USSF pressing the right buttons so he commits his international future to the Americans.

“Itll be a great shame if Nigeria do not take advantage of his current interest in his fathers country because you see players Alaba, Ibe, Barkley and many good players across Europe with African backgrounds,” the source told allnigeriasoccer.com.

 
Look at the French and Belgium National teams that are not choosing their dads’ country of birth to represent so I think his case will be unique as Nigeria shouldnt wait till hes in the PL or Paris at 17 before trying to get his allegiance.

He added :
I know the Lagos FA Chairman talks a lot about vision for the youth and future, this kid can be the face of that progress and forward thinking.

Weve always said in France that when Africa gets technical players at a young age who develop early in Europe, the World Cup will never leave Africa.

The 12-year-old Lateef Omidiji Jr has been likened to Barcelona and Uruguay star Luis Suarez.
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