Nigerian descent Daniel Akinleye reveals he wants to join Manchester United because of Odion Ighalo despite interest from other Premier League.
The 13-year-old striker wonder kid is viewed as a potential superstar ply his trade for French third-tier outfit Quevilly-Rouen Metropole, is said to have caught the eye of several Premier League clubs of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.
Akinleye who comes from a footballing family, with his two older siblings Akinola and Remi Akinleye also involved in the sport, said via All Nigeria Soccer: “My dream club where I wish to play for in future is Manchester United like Odion Jude Ighalo,”
“My qualities as a striker: speed, strength, technique. I need to improve my left foot, my finishing in front of goal and maturity in my game.
“I model my game after Romelu Lukaku because he is strong, I like his technique and he scores every time!
“Born in France to Nigerian parents and eligible to represent both countries, Akinleye revealed that he has not yet made a decision on his international future.
“I was born in France but my parents were born in Nigeria. I don’t know where my international future lies but when the opportunity comes I will see what is best for me and my family, ” he concluded.
Ighalo moves to Old Trafford on the transfer deadline day but the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer he’s yet to find the net for Manchester United after three games.