Tottenham youngster Musa Yahaya impresses at U20 World Cup

One of Tottenham Hotspur's young talents has shown what he can do on the big stage.

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of promising young players on their books, but one who may have slipped under the radar is 17-year-old Musa Yahaya, who agreed a deal to sign for Spurs back in 2014 and is currently waiting for a work permit in order to move to England.

The left winger has previously trained with Tottenham in North London but until he earns the appropriate paperwork, Spurs fans will have to make do with watching him from afar in competitive action.

But if he continues to impress for Nigeria’s young side as he did early on Monday morning, the White Hart Lane faithful are unlikely to mind that too much.

As reported by the Daily Mail at the time, Tottenham allegedly beat Barcelona and Manchester City to Yahaya’s signature, and his performance for Nigeria in their under-20 World Cup match against Brazil shows just what all the fuss is about.

First Yahaya set up a teammate with an exquisite Rabona pass and then he got on the score-sheet himself, coolly finishing despite being surrounded by Brazilian defenders.

Nigeria may have lost the match 4-2 but the Tottenham youngster was the star of the show for the African side and Spurs fans will be hoping their promising attacker gets that work permit sooner rather than later.

When he does, Mauricio Pochettino could have yet another talented goal-scorer and provider on his hands.

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