Talented Nigerian kid Aliyu Mahmoud who recently signed a pre contract agreement with Ajax Amsterdam few days ago could have ended up at West Ham or Arsenal, if the English teams were proactive in their approach.
Mahmoud who was spotted in England by scouts of Ajax during a game for his school team was first sighted by scouts from West Ham and Arsenal.
However Arsenal wanted the 15 year old to wait till the summer, when they would have released some of their young lads before running the rule on the Mutunchi Academy prospect.
West-Ham on their part, made contact with his parents but didn’t follow up their interest two months after sounding out the soon to be 16 year old left foot dazzler.
Ajax Amsterdam stole a march on the Premiership duo by moving in swiftly for him with a trial opportunity which the teen accepted and impressed during his one week stay with their U16s.
As exclusively reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, he will spend time with Ajax South African franchise Ajax Cape Town, from where his progress will be monitored by the Dutch giants.