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Nigerian u-17 striker 'signs for Serie A side', cites Chelsea's Eto'o as idol

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has been cited as an inspiration for a future star of world football.

Nigeria have a new 'Golden Generation', and seemingly the whole of Europe wants a piece of the under-17 World Cup winners.

Chelsea already have 14-year-old Habib Makanjuolo on their books, and they are said to be competiting with Arsenal and Manchester United for Golden Ball winner Kelechi Iheanacho.

Now the vice captain of the team has all but sealed a dream move to a European club, with Italian side Udinese.

The promisingly named Isaac Success, is a striker who netted twice in his opening two games at the tournament before succumbing to an injury, but scouts had seemingly seen enough of him.

Speaking to Italian news channels, he said today: "I'm ready to play for Udinese. The contract, yes, I have already signed. And I'm very happy to be playing for Udinese, will arrive in January."

Success scored four goals in a win over rivals Ghana, and was described as a 'smiling assassin' in a report on Central African Football Online.

Talking more regarding his big transfer, the 17-year-old has described a Chelsea striker as his real idol.

"My favorite player? I'd say Eto'o, definitely."

Nigerian fans may hope he would have cited a famous countryman of the past, but really the four-time African Player of the Year and two-time Champions League winner is not a bad player to try to emulate.

If Success can have half the, erm, success, that Eto'o has had in his career, he will have done very well indeed.


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