Abuja - Musa Yahaya will know his fate at English Premiership side Tottenham Hotspurs in January, when the team are expected to formally apply for his work permit.
Yahaya has trained with Spurs and played in a few development squad friendlies but, he is yet to sign professionally terms with the team all that is expected to change when he clocks 18 next year.
Reports from his nursery team Mutunchi Academy in Kaduna Nigeria, has it that Spurs are confident of securing him a work permit for him, although they admit he might be loaned out if their application is turned down by the home office.
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The 17 year old was granted leave by the Nigeria Under-23 team before their Rio 2016 second leg game against Congo, which they ended up drawing 0-0 as he had to travel to join the Spurs youth teams in their preseason games.
If he ends up securing a work permit he will join another Nigerian Josh Onomah, who is currently impressing with the team senior team in their preseason tour of the USA.