The EPL side have reportedly bided Ireland U-19 international Jonathan Afolabi a deal to bring him to Selhurt Park in-advance of the fresh season.
Premier League’s fresh-boys Aston Villa are also among extra than a few peak sides keen on signing the exciting youthful forward who is presently on international duty for Ireland.
Just days ago, the exciting 19-year-old scored a fine-taken goal to put the Republic of Ireland on their way to a semi-final spot at the U-19 European title holderships as they secured a 2-1 win over Czech Republic.
The Nigerian root, Jonathan Afolabi gives Ireland a 1-0 lead against the Czech Republic as they chase a place in the Euro U19 semi-finals
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) July 21, 2019
The ex- Saints attacker can still represent the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the senior level as both his parents are from Nigeria.
Afolabi is still undecided about that part of his future but notes his parents’ – especially his mother’s – preference for him to represent their country of birth.
“It can be tough. I’ve thought about it a couple of times, but I’ve overthought it.
“Whereas I’ve grown up in Ireland, I know where I’m from is Tallaght in Dublin. I’ve spoken to my parents.
“My ma doesn’t know much about football, but she wants me play for Nigeria, because it’s her home country.
“But I’ve been live with Ireland for a long time and want to keep that going. That’s the way I see it.”
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