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Liverpool, Juve, others chase Alampasu

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Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu who emerged as the best goalkeeper at the recently concluded FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is likely to move to Europe in January.

Tribunesport scooped that the Future Stars Academy keeper is attracting attention after his impressive performance at the cadet World Cup with English Premiership clubs Liverpool and Manchester City, and Serie A giants Juventus making an inquiry about him.

Olusola Orelaja, London-based FIFA-licensed agent revealed that the three European clubs and a Belgian top division club have made inquiries about Alampasu in the past few weeks.

Orelaja, who said he had Alampasu’s parents’ consent to represent the goalkeeper until he is 18 years, stated that they were taking their time to decide his next destination.

“We don’t want to rush into taking decision on his next move because what is important to us is how he can continue to develop as goalkeeper. We need to look at the best possible move that will impact on his career,” Orelaja said.

Also speaking, Dele’s father Tomi Alampasu, confirmed that his son has received some offers from top European clubs but the decision on his next move will be decided by his management team.

He said that Dele, who was also a member of Team Lagos 2012 National Sports Festival football gold medal-winning team, may leave for Europe, most likely Belgium very soon.

“They (management team) are looking at a club where he will develop better as a goalkeeper, hence the reason for their looking at all the options available before taking any decision,” the older Alampasu said.

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