Exclusive : West Ham Make Bid For Nigeria U20s Midfielder Agor Chukwudi

Published: May 22, 2016
Exclusive : West Ham Make Bid For Nigeria U20s Midfielder Agor Chukwudi Nigeria U20 international Agor Chukwudi is attracting concrete interest from the English Premier League, with West Ham tabling a bid of 200,000 euros for the highly-rated starlet.

The 17-year-old Chukwudi is from the stable of ASJ Academy, the same nursery team where the Arsenal linked midfielder Kelechi Nwakali first cut his footballing teeth.

“West Ham have offered Agor Chukwudi a straight contract without him having to undergo trials, very soon he’ll turn 18,”says CEO ASJ Academy Emeka Amajiriaku to allnigeriasoccer.com.

“We are studying the offer and it is very likely we will accept it. We are interested in the player’s development and not the money that is being offered.”

To make up for the meager transfer fee that has been offered by West Ham, ASJ Academy have inserted a sell-on clause in the proposed deal, giving them ten percent of the fees if the player moves on from the Londoners in future.

Chukwudi was one of the unsung heroes of the Golden Eaglets at the 2015 Fifa Under 17 World Cup, featuring in their first four games during the tournament and netted against the United States in the group stage.

And if his name did not ring a bell , he made the back pages after scoring the game-winner on Saturday as the Nigeria U20s beat Burundi 1-0 in an Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifier.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

Photo Credit : fifa.com

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