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Arsenal, Leicester City in serious battle to sign Super Eagles striker

Arsenal, Leicester City in serious battle to sign Super Eagles striker

Two Premier League giants Arsenal and Leicester City have been reported to go head-to-head for the signature of Nigerian striker Oghenekaro Etebo during the January 2017 transfer window.

According to the report, the two Premier League clubs have sent scouts to watch the Super Eagles forward while playing for Portuguese side Feirense in their 1-1 draw with Porto on Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Etebo

Nigerian striker Oghenekaro Etebo

The 21-year-old made a name for himself in Brazil during the 2016 Rio Olympics when he became the first player in 44 years to score four goals in an Olympic fixture when Nigeria beat Japan 5-4.

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Etebo who has played for Nigeria Professional Football League side Warri Wolves was also crowned African Football’s Most Promising Talent in 2015 in which he has the chance to defend it in 2017.

Meanwhile, French side Monaco and Italian club Inter Milan are also monitoring his progress, and they could also join in a race to sign him.

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