Ogo Obi, The Nigerian Messi, Joins Man United On Trial
Talented striker of Nigerian origin, Ogo Obi, has joined one of the top clubs of the English Premier League (EPL), Manchester United, on trial, goal.com report.
The 16-year-old player is considered to be among the most promising players for his age in England. He gained recognition and attention during the 2013 Milk Cup.
Watford striker Ogo Obi wins Golden Boot award at Milk Cup 2013. Photo credit – WatfordObserver
Watford FC forward has scored 10 goals in 5 matches of the tournament and claimed his nickname – “Nigerian Messi”.
Obi was monitored by such esteemed EPL Clubs as Arsenal and Liverpool. However, he preferred to stay with Louis van Gaal-led Red Devils.
Ogo Obi During 2013 Milk Cup. Photo credit – Watfordfc
Nigerian Messi’s club, Watford, made a desperate attempt to keep the talented player by offering him three-year scholarship and a professional contract. However, the young talent was adamant and would now try to show his full potential and shine in Manchester United.
Obi has already visited their facilities, Carrington complex, and even trained with some of the MU’s stars.