Nigeria youth international Chidera Ejike is pushing hard to earn a contract with Norwegian side Valerenga with fine performances for the team in test games where they are camped in Spain.
Ejike popularly referred to as “Nigerian Iniesta” has been with the team for three weeks and has played in three of their four games in his bid to earn a professional deal with the team.
The Nigerian is yet to find the back of the net but his performances has reportedly impressed coach of Valerenga Ronny Delia with his overall play on the flanks.
A source close to the team told Owngoalnigeria.com that Ejike has impressed in batches during the game, but clearly has proven to the coaches that he has the goods to become a better player in the future.
Comfortable as a winger or a role behind the striker, the 18 year old had trials with Liverpool last season but the move didn’t work out due to issues surrounding a loan move to a team, where he is guarantee playing time before he becomes eligible for a work permit in England.