Watford academy in talks with former Liverpool & Arsenal target

Watford Vicarage Road

16-year old striker Ogo Obi is still deliberating on the next move in his career, with three London clubs interested.

Obi shot to fame with an impressive display in the 2013 Northern Ireland Milk Cup, leading Watford to a third placed finish after scoring a brace in an impressive 6-2 victory over Liverpool.

The Nigerian finished the competition as top scorer, with his 10 goals in five games granting him the impressive award. Having been training with the Hertfordshire based club for the duration of the 2013/14 season, fans were surprised to see his name excluded from the list of first-year scholars included in the Ipswich Town match-day programme.

Alongside Australian wonderkid Panos Armenakas, Obi is seen as one of the brightest talents at Watford, and following his exploits in Northern Ireland, the Mirror reported that Liverpool and Arsenal were tracking the youngster.

Although the impressive histories of the Arsenal and Liverpool academies - with Liverpool's recent influx of first-team youngsters an amazing feat - should entice any youngster to move there, knowing that breaking into Watford's squad would be easier could be a strong draw for the striker.

Although interest has died down of late, the Watford Observer confirmed that club officials were still in talks with Obi about signing a scholarship.

The future looks bright for the 16-year old, and signing a scholarship deal will secure his playing and financial terms for the near future.

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