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Eaglets Star Said on Man City, Man United, Liverpool Radar

Eaglets Star Said on Man City, Man United, Liverpool Radar

Golden Eaglets FIFA 2019 World Cup star Ibrahim Said is on the radar of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

According to football transfer website TEAMtalk, Said could be heading to England next year as Man City are leading other Premier League clubs in the chase for the youngster.

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Teamtalk also understands that aside from the likes of Man City and United who are interested in his services, Portuguese giants FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon are also keen to land the midfielder.

It would be recalled that Said was a member of the Golden Eaglets squad that competed at this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

The 17-year-old Dabo Babes Academy scored the tournament’s first hat-trick in the Eaglets 3-2 comeback win against Ecuador, in their second group game.

He was in action in all four games played by the Eaglets at the U-17 World Cup.

If eventually signed by some of Europe’s top clubs, Said will be following in the footsteps of notable Eaglets players who joined big clubs after impressing at the U-17 World Cup.

After impressing at the 1993 U-17 World Cup the likes of Nwankwo Kanu, Wilson Oruma and Celestine Babayaro were snapped up by European clubs.

Kanu went to feature for Ajax Amsterdam, Oruma was signed by Lens while Babayaro joined Anderlecht.

Most Valuable Player at the 2013 U-17 World Cup Kelechi Iheanacho went on to sign for Man City.

Another player who did well at the 2013 U-17 World Cup was Chidiebere Nwakali who also signed for Man City.

And the 2015 Eaglets set that emerged winners had exciting players who have gone on to sign for big European sides.

Current Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze was signed by Spanish Laliga side Villareal, while teammate Kelechi Nwakali joined Arsenal.

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