Spanish giants Atletico Madrid won’t be pushing to sign Kano Pillars forward Nazifi Yahaya according to one of the player’s representative despite their inquiry for his services last month.
Yahaya won the heart of Athletico Madrid scout at the recently concluded Guateng Future Championship in South Africa, where he emerged as top scorer despite Nigeria losing in the final game of the tournament to the Spanish side.
They dropped their interest in the 16 year old after their failure to overturn the suspension on them by FIFA, which bars them from signing players for the next transfer window.
” They ( Atletico Madrid) were hoping the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will overturn the ban but that didn’t work as it was upheld. So as it stands now they can’t sign Yahaya even though they registered their interest in him during the Youth Championship in South Africa”, Yahaya’s intermediary told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” There are other teams interested in Yahaya, but remember he is just 16 so an agreement can only be reached before he turn 18, the right professional age. He has done himself a whole lot of good, hopefully he will get rewarded with a big move soon”.