Four key players in the Nigeria Under-20 team that failed to qualify for next year Africa Youth Championship, have missed out on deals to top clubs in Europe following their exit in the hands of Sudan.
Team midfield enforcer Kingsley Agor, was close to securing a move to English Premiership side West Ham, but the English side have reportedly gone cold on their interest following the failure of the team to qualify for next year Africa Youth Championship.
Although Orji Okonkwo has secured a move to Italian Serie A side Bologna, Tottenham Hotspur were tracking him and have already set plans in motion to scout him next year at the Africa Youth Championship.
Lukman Zakari was top on the priority list of Spanish La-Liga side Celta Vigo after picking up the man of the match award in two of the team’s three games during the qualifiers, but the 17 year old who has a pre contract with Sfaxien of Tunisia, is yet to be formally approached by the team following their exit from the qualifiers.
Left full back, Udochukwu Anumudu was drumming strong interest from newly promoted German bundesliga side Freiburg but recent reports suggest the deal is as good as dead and a chance to re-ignite it would have been at the Africa Youth Championship.