(Photo) Barcelona Scouts To Keep Tabs On Manchester City's Nigerian Trio In Nyon
Published: April 20, 2018
(Photo) Barcelona Scouts To Keep Tabs On Manchester City's Nigerian Trio In NyonTop Barcelona scouts and key members of the technical secretariat are already seated at the Centre sportif de Colovray in Nyon to monitor proceedings in the UEFA Youth League semifinal tie between Manchester City and Barcelona.

Scouts in Attendance has tweeted that Barcelona's presence for the semifinals on Friday includes Robert Fernandez, Jose Mari Bakero, Pep Boada and Guillermo Amor.

Manchester City's Nigerian trio Lukas Nmecha, Felix Nmecha and Tom Dele-Bashiru have been named in the starting line-up and the Barcelona talent spotters are expected to take advantage of their presence by keeping tabs on the exciting youngsters.

Defenders Ashinme Kigbu and Nathanael Ogbeta, and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru will not play a part in today's match as they have been omitted form the 18-man squad by manager Simon Davies.

Robert Fernández is the Technical Secretary Professional Football, Bakero and Amor are in charge of Professional Youth Football, while Boada is the Manager Scouting Department of Barcelona.

Former Nigeria internationals Emmanuel Amuneke and Gbenga Okunowo previously played for the first team of Barcelona, while Godswill Ekpolo represented the youth team.

Right-back Ekpolo won the UEFA Youth League with Barcelona in 2014, captaining the team in five matches during the competition, including the quarterfinals, where they beat an Arsenal side containing Alex Iwobi.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

Photo Credit : twitter.com/martinezferran
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