Nura Abdullahi who survived a heart scare is back in the first team of AS Roma ahead of the game against Sampdoria just less than a week after resuming full time training after a minor surgery to correct a heart defect.

Coach Luciano Spalleti who has earlier ruled out a loan move for the talented 18 year old included the Nigerian in the squad for the game against Sampdoria alongside other established stars like Lucas Digne,Allesandro Florenzi,Iago Falque and Edin Dzeko.

Initially Nura was penciled down to make his return to the pitch for the Primavera side of Roma against Red Bull Slazburg in the UEFA youth league on Wednesday but after a superb showing in training on Saturday with the main team he was drafted into the squad by Spalleti.

It remains to be seen if he will finally make his debut for the main team like his childhood friend and companion Sadiq Umar who is already a main part of the A team although Nura have been named on the bench on three previous occasions.

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The pacy full back rumoured to be on the wish list of Spanish giants Barcelona sat on the bench without coming on in Serie A games against Lazio, Udinese and Palermo last season.