The career trajectory of Nigeria U-20 midfield dynamo Jack Ipalibo went up a notch higher when he dazzled for the junior side of Villarreal against Valencia, in front of scouts from Barcelona.
Scouts from Barcelona were at the game to check on some other players, but the 18 year old stole the show, putting up a five star performance in a noticeable number as he was in jersey number 10.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that he received glowing reports from the scout, who let out a bit of his satisfaction with the Nigerian saying “the boy in jersey number 10 (Ipalibo Jack) is very good.
18 year old Ipalibo nicknamed “Nigerian Yaya Toure” made the step up to the Flying Eagles after missing out on a place with the U-17 winning team of 2015 but left the camp of the Nigeria U-20 team, who were preparing for the Africa Youth Championship qualifiers to seal a three year deal with Villarreal.
Ipalibo joined the Yellow Submarines from Diamond Academy in Nigeria this summer, but he has taken to life in his new surrounding really well judging by his performances for the youth team.
The Nigerian is highly rated by the club, and he could make the step up to the main team faster than earlier anticipated if he continues his steady rise in the youth team.