EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria U-17 World Cup Winner Absconds From Boavista Trials, Now With Serie A Side Torino


imageThe final destination of Nigeria Under-17 World Cup winner John Lazaruz could be in Italy with Torino as the right full back has absconded from Portuguese side Boavista, where he was due to have trials.


Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively report that the highly rated teen defender arrived Portugal few weeks ago but left the next day even before the start of trials,

His destination was unknown until he posted pictures of training with Serie A side Torino on his snap chat account few days ago.

He is presently training with the U-18s of the team that presently has Joel Obi on their books, but the intermediary who arranged the Boavista deal has threatened to block any transfer to Torino, even if he scale through the trials.

” We will use him to teach other Nigerian players a lesson, this is not the end of it. We are waiting for those who took him from Portugal to reach out to us. If they don’t do so in few days time, we will do the needful”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.