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Nigerian teenage sensation attracts European clubs

05 June 2015, 16:15Israel Ojoko

Lisbon - A number of clubs in Europe are showing keen interest in Nigerian teenager Jesse Sekidika.

Sekidika, who’s contract with Benfica expired at the end of the season, has always been in demand following his top performance for the U19 team of the Portuguese club.

Among clubs seeking the signature of the 18 year-old are Norwegian side Viking, Aik Stockhom of Sweden, Maritimo SC in Portugal and another Austrian club.

Reached to comment on the transfer speculation of Jesse, the player's British based Football Agent, Liberty Sifuya, confirmed the report.

"It is true that a few European clubs are interested in Jesse, however, at this point in time, we cannot comment about any club interest nor disclose any information until everything is concrete and finalised between the player and any potential interest from a club.” He told News24.

“Jesse is now a free agent player after the expiry of his contract with Benfica. In due course we will know 100% as to which club Jesse does decide to join in summer."

Sekidika was recently voted man of the match in the last game of the season against Sporting Lisbon U-19 after having come on as a 2nd half substitute and played a pivotal role in the match and also scored the equalizer.

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