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Babadidi now in Venlo


The Gombe United forward arrived in Venlo on Wednesday, according to English football agent, Tony Harris.

Babadidi's arrival in The Netherlands is expected in a matter of hours to end speculation over his long-awaited transfer to a European club.

Talks are currently ongoing between Dutch club, VVV-Venlo and Babadidi's representatives.

"Yes Babadidi is in Venlo at the moment, and we are fine-tuning everything at the moment," Harris confirmed to supersport.com.

In April, supersport.com first broke the news that French Ligue 1 club, Olympique Marseille, were interested in the teenage striker, who won the January edition of the 2012 League Bloggers Awards (LBA) for players following his outstanding performance in the 2011/12 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) season.

Last season, the 19-year-old was in contention for the leading scorer award in the NPL after netting ten times in 14 games until he sustained a shin injury.

The same injury also stopped Babadidi from making his debut for Nigeria's Super Eagles against Egypt in a friendly in April 2012. He has since recovered from injury.

Babadidi is primarily a centre-forward or a right-winger and known for his ability to peel off defenders to run into space.

The forward is also extremely fast with good ball control and dribbling skills and is expected to follow in the footsteps of CSKA Moscow attacking winger, Ahmed Musa.


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