Chelsea move for 19-year-old Nigerian striking sensation

Chelsea move for 19-year-old Nigerian striking sensation

View pictures in App save up to 80% data.Image: Ibrahim

Premier League powerhouse Chelsea issued an invitation for a trial for Ojodu City FC's Hafiz Umar Ibrahim.

The 18-year-old attacker has been offered the chance to trial and then sign on Monday by Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt, who the Pensioners are attempting to steal a move from.

Chelsea made their offer on Thursday night, and they have already sent an official invitation to London in support of it. They will send him on loan to Strasbourg, a team in Ligue 1, if they think positively of him.

Ibrahim finished first in the Viareggio Cup in Italy last month with ten goals. Since the competition concluded, clubs including AC Milan, Inter, Fiorentina, and Sassuolo have shown interest in him.

Born on December 20, 2005, in the largest city in northern Nigeria, Kano, Ibrahim is a striker for Ojodu City FC, an amateur football team located in Lagos State, Nigeria's Ojodu local government.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data.In an interview with Soccernet.ng, the 19-year- old stated that while he uses both feet, he prefers his left. His three favourite strikers are Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, and Luis Suarez. However, he believes that Lukaku of Belgium is the player who most accurately models his style of play.

Ibrahim came from a low-income family in Kano, where he made ends meet by selling fruits at the neighbourhood market. His dream is to play football professionally one day.

He expressed to Soccernet.ng, "I want to help my family and the people around me." "My ability to support people will come from playing football."

As an average guy, he bears a great deal of responsibility. With football, he aims to one day lift his family out of poverty. He answered, "They have been praying for me. And I sense that their prayers are having an impact. I promise not to let them down."

Ibrahim is a fluent Hausa and Pidgin speaker.

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