VIDEO: Franco Baldini defeats Barcelona to secure 'Nigerian Iniesta'

Franco Baldini and the Tottenham staff have beaten Barcelona to the signature of a young Nigerian who excelled at the Under 17 World Cup last year. Also after his signature were Manchester City, Ajax and a host of top European clubs.

Musa Yahaya has been labelled the next Andres Iniesta so securing his signature when Barcelona themselves were after his signature is a victory for Franco Baldini and the Spurs staff.




Nigeria won that Under 17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where Yahaya scored 4 goals in 7 games and he is the latest player from the team to secure a move to Europe.

The breakthroughs of Andros Townsend and Nabil Bentaleb can only have helped Yahaya feel that he will get chances if he proves he's worth it.

He first needs to have a medical for which he arrives on Saturday before penning a 5 year deal. The deal comprises a pre-contract agreement to take him up to his 18 birthday on 16th December 2015 and then a 4 year professional contract.

In the meantime Yahaya will be staying with African club Mutunchy Academy until he is eligible,




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