English Premier League clubs set their sights on Nigeria-eligible winger Antonio Nusa

SEVERAL English Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in Nigeria-born teenage winger Antonio Nusa currently plying his trade with Belgian side Club Brugge with a view to signing him during the next transfer window.


Nusa, 18, was born to a Norwegian mother and a Nigerian father in Norway, making him eligible to feature for both countries. However, he has already played for Norway's youth teams, featuring in the 2023 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and even scoring the winner in a 2–1 victory over France.


Nusa also has two senior Norwegian caps under his belt, having received his first call-up to the senior national team by head coach Ståle Solbakken for a friendly match against Jordan and then he played a Uefa Euro 2024 qualifying match against Georgia. He scored his first international goal for Norway in his debut match against Jordan.


Now firmly established as a quality player, Nusa has attracted the attention of English Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. According to online football portal Sport Witness, the Premier League trio sent scouts to watch Nusa in action when Club Brugge faced Beşiktaş in the Europa Conference League yesterday.


Arsenal are said to be more convinced about the talent of the Club Brugge forward than Manchester United while Chelsea's interest in him has already been established as they made a last-ditch attempt to sign him last summer. In addition, Atlético de Madrid, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund are also monitoring the talented winger.


Nusa is one of the hottest prospects in Europe at the moment and it is no surprise that a host of clubs are queuing to add him to their ranks. Nusa has made his competitive debut for Norway but is still eligible to play for Nigeria at senior level under Fifa rules but he will have to undergo a switch of nationality.