Aminu Mohammed is a highly talented fast-rising Ghanaian youth international footballer who plays as a forward winger.
The young footballer who has been noted to possess very outstanding playing skills at this early stage of his career, is currently referred to by many as the “wonderkid”. His excellent dribbling skills and netting prowess have also earned him “young Neymar” nickname.
Mohammed however, started making recent sports headlines after English football club Manchester City took the boy away from his WAFA home over the weekend. Here are very interesting facts about the Ghana youth international and his new move to Man City FC.
1. Aminu Mohammed is just 16!
Born in year 2001, Aminu Mohammed is just 16 years old. The lanky forward has been doing his youth career at local sports club, West African Football Academy (WAFA SC).
2. He was spotted at Red Bull Salzburg
Mohammed, caught the attention of the Etihad scouts while playing for WAFA mother club Red Bull Salzburg early this year. He was training with the club’s junior side at the period and joined them to play in the Al Kass youth tournament in Qatar. His two goals helped the Austrians to a 3-2 win over high spending French side, Paris Saint-Germain.
3. Mohammed’s Signing Competition
Spanish and German champions Real and Bayern also cast admiring glances at Aminu and made moves to have him to their sides respectively. But City chief Pep Guardiola beat them in the competition for the teenager, who is now set to be loaned out to a European club to gain first-team experience.
4. He was Signed for £2m
Manchester City have decided to invest £2million in the Under-17 international who impressed after being watched over a period by the Etihad club. City paid 2 million pounds to Aminu Mohammed’s home country’s WAFA Academy after two weeks of intense negotiations,.
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Since England hardly grants work permit to young African players, Aminu is expected to be loaned out to a club in Norway, Holland, France or Belgium for him to gain playing time and valuable European experience before he will come back to City.
5. Mohammed Will Play Ghana U-17 World Cup
Highly talented Mohammed is expected to join Ghana’s U-17 side in preparation for the World Cup in India this October. The young football star may eventually earn himself a visa to play in England if he performs impressively at the tournament.