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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