Top European clubs, including Premier League teams, sent their representatives to the recently concluded Montaigu Tournament in France, an international tournament contested by invited U16 national teams.
Scouts In Attendance has confirmed that talent spotters representing Arsenal, Manchester United, Southampton, Watford and Everton were spotted at Vendée and their mission was to check on the progress of some of the top teenagers in the world, with a view to signing them in future.
Bayern Munich, AS Roma, VfB Stuttgart, Real Sociedad, PSG, Marseille and Lille scouts were also spotted in the stands during the matches.
Three players of Nigerian descent featured in the Montaigu Tournament, Armstrong Okoflex (Arsenal) and Daniel Jinadu (West Ham) for England and Toulouse defender Temitope Akinjogunla represented France.
Portugal were crowned champions after beating Brazil in the showpiece game while England and France contested the third place playoff, with the Young Lions emerging victorious.
Toulouse wonderkid Akinjogunla will become eligible to move to an English side when he clocks 16 in August.
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