UK: Two Nigeria whizzkids eyed up by Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham with talks already held


Kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen have caught the eye with a string of impressive displays at the Under-17 World Cup.

Captain Nwakali led Nigeria to the title, scoring three goals and setting up another three on the way to the win.

Nwakali, a playmaker, follows Cesc Fabregas and Toni Kroos in winning the golden ball award for the best player in the competition.

Team-mate Osimhen, a striker, scored 10 goals in the competition.

That tally beat the previous best set by Ivory Coast’s Souleymane Coulibaly in 2011 and France‚Äôs Florent Sinama Pongolle in 2001.

Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool have also been among clubs monitoring the duo.

According to the Mail, Spurs have asked particularly about Osimhen, who idolises Didier Drogba.

But any move may have to wait.

They are now planning to do more research after Coulibaly flopped at White Hart Lane.

He is now out on loan at Peterborough.