Former Nigeria U17 and 20 midfielder Kingsley Michael will later today travel with the rest of the first team players at Italian Serie A side Bologna for a training tour of Austria, Owngoalnigeria.com reports.
Michael has been a revelation with the first team of the Serie A side in pre season with his commanding display in the games they have played so far ahead of the start of the new season in Italy.
Already he has been handed a first team squad number, the jersey number 14 which is an upgrade on the youth team number he used upon his transfer to the club last year.
He will be hoping to get some game time when they take on Nuremburg and Huddersfield in their final two pre season games at their training camp in Austria. They are expected to arrive Austria later today.
His rise to the first team has been termed as phenomenal considering he only joined the team a year ago as an 18 year old from Nigeria with no experience of professional football although he did play a starring role for Nigeria at the 2015 U17 World Youth Championship, which they won.
A step up to the U20s didn’t produce same result like at U17 level as he was a part of the coach Emmanuel Amuneke led side that failed to progress to the last edition of the African Youth Championship.