Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam have stole a march on their rivals in the race to sign Nigeria U17 wing wizard Akinkunmi Amoo, Owngoalnigeria.com understands.
Amoo was reportedly on the wishlist of teams including English Premier League side Arsenal but Ajax have reportedly made the first move to sign the 16 year old who came to prominence at the NPFL/LaLiga U15 Championship two years ago.
Belgium side Anderlecht registered their interest in signing the forward but it is believed that Ajax has the better deal on the table and their track records with young players also gave them an edge in the battle to sign him.
Amoo is expected to pay a visit to the Amsterdam arena after the Africa U17 Cup of Nations where he has already won one man of the match award with two games played and Nigeria winning both. Anderlecht are however not giving up on his chase.
Although he can’t sign professional terms until he turns 18, he will train with the youth team of Ajax for a year before turning 18 if the move goes through as the club will want him to get use to the club before his transfer formally becomes official.