Hammers bid for Nigerian midfield starlet

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Allnigeriasoccer.com claims that West Ham has tabled a bid of £155,000 for U20 international Chukwudi Agor.
The 17-year-old is from the ASJ Academy, the same team where the Arsenal linked midfielder Kelechi Nwakali first cut his footballing teeth.

“West Ham have offered Agor Chukwudi a straight contract without him having to undergo trials, very soon he’ll turn 18,”says CEO ASJ Academy Emeka Amajiriaku to allnigeriasoccer.com.  “We are studying the offer and it is very likely we will accept it. We are interested in the player’s development and not the money that is being offered.”

To make up for the small transfer fee that has been offered by West Ham, ASJ Academy have inserted a sell-on clause in the proposed deal, giving them ten percent of the fees if the player moves on from the Londoners in future.

Chukwudi was one of the unsung heroes of the Nigerian team at the 2015 Fifa Under 17 World Cup, featuring in their first four games during the tournament and netting against the United States in the group stage. He also scored the winner on Saturday as the Nigeria U20s beat Burundi 1-0 in an Africa U20 Cup of Nations qualifier.



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