SCORENigeria has learnt that Golden Eaglets captain Tijani Samson has headed out to Spain, where some sources claim he is set to join Atletico Madrid.
The classy defensive midfielder was the MVP of the zonal qualifiers for the U17 AFCON last year in Niger.
He has been linked with various foreign clubs since he established himself in the country’s U17 team.
The Lagos-born player is highly rated and comes with a good long ball, works hard, has a good technique and likes to impose himself in the middle of the park.
He is believed to have flown out to Spain with two other youngsters, who featured at the U17 AFCON in Tanzania, where Nigeria placed fourth to qualify for the U17 World Cup in Brazil later this year.