Fatai Gbadamosi, a relatively unknown Nigerian centre/defensive midfielder, is an apparent transfer target of Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic according to Olly Dawes who writes for hitc.com The 22 year old Super Eagles 'B' player currently kits for Shooting Stars SC in the Nigeria National League (the country's division 2) which makes this news all the more shocking. Several online media outlets and social media platforms are tracking this development.
A fan on Naija Footballers Instagram platform urged caution, stating that releasing this sort of report 'too early' would 'put undue pressure' on the player. Gbadamosi, an unknown quantity in world football, currently has no Wikipedia, Transfermarkt or sofascore pages against his name where his profile can be scrutinised. However, what is known is that he plays predominantly as a central midfielder, and has been playing in Nigeria’s Under-23’s.
Brief footage of him on YouTube suggests that he plays deep in the middle of the park where he shells out short to long range passes as well as driving the ball forward himself with incisive runs. He appears neat and tidy with his tackles while his interceptions are timely and his overall approach to play seems purposeful. Neither Celtic nor Rangers have made any public statements about their interest in the player. Shooting Stars SC of Nigeria haven't commented either.
The player's agent is unreachable at this time for comments. Celtic, having dominated the Scottish Premier League for many years, are playing second fiddle to Rangers this season.
They will be looking to fortify their squad for next season in order to claim back their place in the league. Perhaps one of their eagle-eyed scouts has spotted Gbadamosi as a player to help add steel to their midfield.
Rangers coach Stephen Gerrard, who already has 2 Nigeria internationals in his core squad, is always on the look out for quality additions to what is already a top quality team. Perhaps his scouts have heard great things about Gbadamosi.
It is all still speculation at this stage but as they say, there is no smoke without fire so, I guess it is a case of 'watch this space'.
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