Agent claims Liverpool will take Nigerian pair on trial

Date published: Friday 11th March 2016 10:24

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Jacob Njoku will undergo a trial at Liverpool next month when his contract expires at Al Orooba, according to the Nigerian youngster’s agent.

The 18-year-old will be joined by compatriot Chidera Ejike, who is also heading to the Reds after Manchester City turned down the chance to take him on trial.

“Jacob Njoku will travel to the United Kingdom next month along with Chidera Ejike for trials with Liverpool,” his agent Babawo Mohammed told website AllNigeriaSoccer.

“He is with Al Orooba and his contract will expire next month, so he is travelling after his contract expires.”

Mohammed said yesterday on Ejike: “We waited for Manchester City and they did not get back to us. He is going to Liverpool next month for trials.”

Meanwhile, reports in Germany suggest Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on a move for Werder Bremem striker Johannes Eggestein, whose contract expires in June.

The 17-year-old, who 23 goals in 18 games for Bremen’s junior side this season, has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

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