Abuja – Inter Milan Director, Peter Fuscoas has heaped praise on Nigerian wonder kid, Theophilus Awua, as his performance hasn’t gone unnoticed by the upper ends at the Milan based side.
Awua, who played for Football Academy Abuja, has been in fine form for the Primavera side.
Awua arrived Inter from Serie B side Spezia this summer, where he had pre-season training with the main team.
However, Fusco was quoted on the club’s website as saying that the club had been monitoring him since he played against their youth team at the Viareggio Youth Tournament.
“Awua has been with us for a short time, but we know him right from when he played against us at the Viareggio, so at the end of the season, we asked specially for him.
“He is a midfielder with a great amount of quality, a destroyer in the making and there is still room for him to grow further in the game.
“He reminds me of Danielle De Rossi but he is less physical but very athletic.”
Fusco also confirmed reports that the 18 year-old cost Inter-Milan 200,000 euros in loan fee, with a fee of two million pounds agreed as permanent transfer in the summer, if he progresses as expected.
“Yes, the figure of his loan and transfer fee are correct as speculated.
“For now, he could have some difficulty playing in the first team, so the Primavera is the right place for him to grow and improve his game.
“It’s premature to speak on if he will be signed permanently in the summer.
“The season has just began and it’s right we allow the player progress with his game before speaking about the chances of him signing a permanent deal in June,” Fusco said.