By Danito Nsubuga
Following his impressive display in Uganda’s mauling 5-1 of South Sudan, FC Barcelona have made a formal bid to sign teen sensation Allan Okello.
The midfielder scored a magnificent goal that not only awed the spectators at the Philip Omondi stadium but also the scouts who were sent by the Spanish outfit to monitor Okello whose coach likened to the legendary Jackson Mayanja.
Barcelona’s head of professional youth football confirmed the interest asserting that Okello would be a suitable replacement for the ageing Lionel Messi.
“We have been closely monitoring him, we think he can be a great player just like Messi, he can truly fit in the big shoes of the Argentine”.
“He has the technique, young and talented, through our youth development program, he can be what we want him to be.”
Confirmed Jose Mari Bakero.
Okello has had many suitors since he burst on the scene last year and KCCA FC are set to cash in on him.
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