Chelsea and Spurs in fight to land African starlet
Published 22:45 27/03/10 By Steve Stammers
Tottenham and Chelsea are competing for the new rising star of African football.
Nigerian striker Sani Emmanuel has had trials at Chelsea who were impressed by the 17 year-old.
But so were Tottenham, where the player voted the best player in tournament by FIFA in the world Under-17 championships in Nigeria earlier this season, was offered an extended stay.
Emmanuel plays for the My People football club in Nigeria and had a brief spell with Swedish club Bodens BK.
Tottenham appear to have the edge in the race to sign Emmanuel and rather than ask for a transfer fee, the My People club want a long-term relationship with the club Emmanuel joins.
It will mean trials for promising players and donations of kit and equipment.