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MANU GARBA LEAVES NIGERIA U-17 DOOR OPEN FOR BARCELONA TARGET LATEEF OMIDIJI Jr.

Head coach of the Nigeria U-17 team Manu Garba says American born Lateef Omidiji Jr. is free to come and train with the U-17 team of Nigeria who are presently in camp ahead of their Africa youth qualifiers.

Lateef currently plays for the U-14 team of second division Dutch side Dordrecht and was recently scouted by the head coach of Nigeria U-15 side Danladi Nasidi but Manu Garba head coach of the Nigeria U-17 in an exclusive chat with Owngoalnigeria.com says the youngster is free to come and train with his team.

The talented teen met with stars of the Super Eagles prior to their friendly game against Luxembourg few weeks after pledging his international future to Nigeria ahead of the USA.

12 year old Omidiji Jr. has been linked with Barcelona,Real Madrid and PSG in the past one week and Manu in a chat with our correspondent confirmed he has read about his talents but will like to see him at close quarters.

“I have read some really nice things about him, we will like to let him know that he can come and train with us if he wants to and if he is better than what we have, why not, some will say he is just 12, but I took a 14 year old (Habib Makanjuola) to the U-17 World cup in 2013” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.

*Rasheed Michael