Wolfsburg in deal for young Nigerian Victor Osimhen

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport
Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen was reportedly wanted by Arsenal, Tottenham and Anderlecht

German club Wolfsburg have agreed a deal to sign young Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen on 1 January 2017.

Under Fifa regulations Osimhen cannot sign a professional contract until he turns 18, on 29 December.

The proposed transfer follows a co-operation agreement between Wolfsburg and Lagos-based Ultimate Strikers Academy,external-link where Osimhen is based.

Osimhen starred at the under-17 World Cup in October, scoring 10 goals to help Nigeria win a record fifth title.

Under the co-operation agreement between the clubs, Osimhen has visited Wolfsburg and will train with the club as their guest.

Other players from the academy will be given a similar opportunity.

Wolfsburg's Director of Sport Klaus Allofs told the club's website: "For talented youngsters such as Victor Osimhen, it is a major advantage to combine the games at home with the academy team, with knowledge of youth training and operational processes in European professional football."

Osimhen was also part of the Nigeria side that won the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal in November, which also saw qualified them for the Rio Olympics next year.

He was named the 2015 Confederation of African Football Youth Player of the Year at the award ceremony in Abuja on 7 January.