ajax linked with nigerian ‘wonderkid’ abdul zubairu

11:00    08 Aug 2018

Eredivisie giants AFC Ajax have been linked with a move for Nigerian ‘wonderkid’ Abdul Zubairu, who plays his club football in Slovakia with AS Trencin.

However, the Amsterdam side face stiff competition if they are to land the 19-year-old midfielder, with several Belgian clubs, OGC Nice, Olympique Marseille and Borussia Monchengladbach also rumoured to be in the mix.

The midfielder, who has drawn comparisons with France and Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, was recently rated amongst the best talents in Slovakia by Fortunaliga, alongside ex-teammate Hilary Gong, who completed a move to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.

AllNigeriasoccer describe the teenager as, “A box-to-box destroyer, [who] is also blessed with playmaking abilities and is capable of initiating attacks and creating opportunities with his vision.”

Zubairu hails from the famous GBS Academy in Nigeria which produced the likes of Ahmed Musa, Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon. He moved to Slovakian side Trencin in January 2017.

Last season he made 19 appearances across all competitions for the Slovakian club, and this term he has already appeared for them in the Europa League qualifiers and Fortuna Liga.

Trencin are currently studying offers received for the services of the midfielder and according to a source, his agent Tony Harris claims a transfer is imminent.

Ajax will open their Eredivisie campaign on Saturday when they host Heracles on Saturday, August 11.

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