Paul Omo Mukairu is the latest sensation in Turkey after he scored his second goal in the Super Lig against mighty Besiktas Saturday with former Heartland coach Mehmet Tayfun urging Manchester United to fork out 20 million Euros for the Nigerian youngster before it is too late.
Top Turkish coach Tayfun said in an interview monitored by SCORENigeria that Manchester United should move quickly to sign Mukairu, 19, when they can afford him.
“If I were Manchester United, I would come and give 15-20 million Euros for Paul Mukairu,” he said.
“Paul is going to be a very important when he fully gets into his groove.
“I can say that he is the most exciting young player at Antalyaspor in recent times.”
Tayfun, a coach for 36 years and who also holds a German passport, tried to get Antalyaspor to sign Nigeria U20 midfielder Samuel Nnoshiri a few months ago.
Mukairu underlined his class Saturday against Besiktas with a superbly taken striker’s goal, when he controlled a through ball, outran his marker for almost half of the pitch before he beat former Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius
Interestingly, the young striker also swapped jerseys with Mohamed Elneny previously of Arsenal after the Super Lig clash.