LaLiga Side Villarreal Denies Interest In “Controversial ” CHAN Eagles Forward Peter Eneji

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Plateau United and Super Eagles B forward Peter Eneji is not on the radar of LaLiga side Villarreal according to a trusted source in Spain.

Reacting to a mail from Owngoalnigeria.com on the reported interest of the LaLiga side in the service of the forward whose inclusion in the Nigerian team to the recently concluded CHAN Championship in Morocco generated controversies. The source said the reports were wide off the mark.

Eneji went to the Championship injured and despite not playing a minute of active football for one month, the forward was surprisingly handed a start in the final game by coach Salisu Yusuf, and the move backfired spectacularly as he was sent off after picking up two bookings.

Nigeria slumped to an embarrassing 0-4 loss against the host, and Eneji was reported to be close to sealing a move to Villarreal before the final game which didn’t go too well for him and the Nigerian team.

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” Villarreal are not interested in signing him from my checks at the club. Their (Villarreal) scout was in Ghana for the WAFU Championship, where I reliably gathered that Eneji did well, but at the moment ‎they are not interested in him”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.

Daniel Martins