Former England international John Fashanu says Inter Milan latest acquisition Theophilus Awua is by far the best local prospect he has seen in Nigeria the past years.
The Football Academy Abuja trainee caught the eyes of Fashanu during a tournament in Abuja, and the sweet talking former Wimbledon captain said he saw in him qualities that are rare in a midfielder.
Awua was yesterday signed up by Inter-Milan on loan from Serie B side Spezia for a fee in the region of €200,000, with an option of €2m outright purchase embedded in the contract.
” I watched him during a 6-aside- tournament in Abuja, he was voted the best player at that tournament, he is by far the best the best local prospect have seen in Nigeria in a while”. He told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” He is a midfielder who has the ability to score, pass,dribble and shoot. He is not scared of putting his body on the line and putting his head where it hurts, am so sure he will be a very big hit in Italy with Inter-Milan”.