Agent claims Musa Yahaya is a Spurs player, despite recent work permit confusion

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The agent of Musa Yahaya has attempted to clear up some confusion surrounding his situation with Spurs.

Musa Yahaya's agent, Babawo Mohammed, has told All Nigeria Soccer that the youngster is a Tottenham player, despite some confusion surrounding his work permit.

Yahaya, 18, hit the headlines in 2013 having hit four goals for Nigeria in the Under-17 World Cup, helping his nation win the tournament alongside Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Liverpool's Taiwo Awoniyi.

A diminutive attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, Yahaya unsurprisingly attracted interest, and Nigerian newspaper The Nation reported in March 2014 that Yahaya had agreed a deal to join Tottenham.

This is where the story gets confusing. Spurs have never confirmed Yahaya's arrival, and over a year after the deal was first reported, Yahaya's agent Mohammed told News 24 Nigeria that Yahaya had submitted a visa application to play in England, and had resumed training with Tottenham.

Still, Tottenham have yet to officially announce the 18-year-old as a Spurs player, and that may be down to his lack of a work permit, with News 24 Nigeria suggesting that he has yet to sign a professional deal with Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Agent Babawo Mohammed has told All Nigeria Soccer that his client Yahaya is a Spurs player despite the confusion surrounding his situation, and he has been loaned out to Portuguese side Portimonense until he receives a work permit, having failed to earn one to play in England.

Mohammed also added that Spurs are continuing to monitor Yahaya's performances during his six-month stay in Portugal, and are still paying him given that he is - allegedly - scheduled to return to White Hart Lane this summer.

"Musa Yahaya is a player of Tottenham Hotspur, they want him to play at Portimonense until he gets a work permit," said Mohammed. "He has to play in a big league before he can get a permit. They are monitoring his performance and he is doing well. He has signed for Spurs and they are still paying him his allowances," he added.

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