Confusing status of Musa Yahaya becomes clearer, Porto reportedly pay Tottenham Hotspur £630k for his services

The Nigerian talent has been linked to Tottenham for over two years.

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The footballing career of Musa Yahaya has certainly been interesting in recent times.

It was reported in March 2014 by The Nation that Tottenham Hotspur had signed the Nigerian youngster who had proved himself a star at the Under-17 World Cup for Nigeria in 2013 - winning the tournament in a team that included Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring the second goal for Manchester City

Then things got confusing.

Spurs never confirmed the deal and in the winter he ended up at Portuguese side Portimonense, playing 12 games and scoring once.

When he joined the club his agent Babawo Mohammed told All Nigeria Soccer that Yahaya was indeed a Spurs player and was on loan in Portugal until his work permit application could be approved.

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Now however a new twist has emerged that finally seems to confirm that Tottenham are no longer in control of Yahaya’s future.

It is reported by Desporto Ao Minuto in Portugal that the Nigerian talent has joined Porto on a five-year deal.

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The report claims that whilst he had in fact joined Portimonense in March, well at least 90% joined them, he will earn Tottenham a fee for his Porto deal, with his agent stating:

"I can confirm that Musa Yahaya signed a five-year contract with FC Porto.

"The transfer amount is £650,000 (€830,000). Which club will receive this money? Tottenham.”

Yahaya’s move to Porto has yet to be confirmed by the club just yet but it would seem that Tottenham are no longer in command of his future.

Hopefully confirmation can come soon, as this young man’s future has to be cleared up sooner or later.

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