AfricanFootball.com can exclusively reveal that a third Nigerian youngster, Bright Etaghara, is set to sign a professional contract with EPL side Manchester City following in the footsteps of Nigeria U20 stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Chidiebere Nwakali.
Bright Etaghara is expected to return to Manchester City this summer after he impressed on a week-long trial at the club in February.
He was at City along with a 19-year-old striker Ugochukwu Oduenye.
Impressed City officials say the 18-year-old attacking midfielder has “got something” and they wish to see him again.
He was scouted by Francis Aduga in Lagos and already several top European clubs are hot on his chase after he shone at a major tournament recently.
“He is super talented. He is very skillful, quick and intelligent,” remarked someone who is familiar with this transaction.
Already discussions are that he may be shipped out on loan when he signs as he will not qualify under the “special talent” argument that fetched Iheanacho a professional contract.
In the meantime, Chidiebere Nwakali’s younger brother and Golden Eaglets skipper Kelechi Nwakali has been in England to discuss a pre-contract agreement with City as well.
Culled from : Africanfootball.com