Spurs bring in U17 World Cup winning wonderkid labelled ’new Iniesta'

The Nigerian talent is set to join up with Mauricio Pochettino's side in London.

Spurs may not have made any big name signings yet this summer, but it is very possible a new face will be imminently arriving at Hotspur Way that may cause at least a pang of excitement.

16-year-old Nigerian prodigy Musa Yahaha is said to have left Mutunchi Academy in his homeland to head to North London, and it comes after he starred in last year's World Cup win by the Nigerian Under-17s in UAE. Yahaha has scored 4 goals in 5 games at that level, culminating in the Eaglets winning their fourth youth tournament, beating Mexico 3-0 in the final.

Tottenham had been linked with the young winger since late last year, but given his age, have only moved closer to signing him recently.

The player's agent Babawo Mohammed told Africanfootball.com: "Musa has been released by the Flying Eagles to join Spurs for pre-season training on Monday.

“He’s an exciting prospect and naturally very excited with this opportunity, which will most certainly enhance his rising profile.”

Yahaya has been turning out for the Nigerian Under-20 side this summer despite his tender age, and though he can't sign anything more than a pre-contract until he turns 17-years-old in December, it's clear he has the makings of a special player.

Further reports indicate that the player will only be at the club for the summer, before heading out on loan to La Liga side Celta Vigo in September.

Then it should hopefully be a matter of time before a player of his apparent potential begins knocking on the first team door, especially with a manager as efficient with his young talent as Mauricio Pochettino.

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