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Newcastle United, West Ham scout Nigeria stars in loss to Serbia

Allnigeriasoccer.com has exclusively reported that two Premier League clubs were interested in the international friendly between Nigeria and Serbia at the Hive Stadium.

Representatives from Newcastle United and West Ham were physically sighted in the stands running the rule over the top stars on both teams.

Steve Nickson, the Newcastle United head of recruitment, was in Canons Park, but he could have been watching Magpies striker Aleksandar Mitrović, who is spending the rest of the season on loan at Fulham.

Having said that, this website can reveal that Super Eagles captain on the night Eddy Onazi has been linked with a move to St James’ Park in the past.

West Ham United manager David Moyes revealed last week that he will spend part of the international break to scout for players, and the Scot was among the 3,500 spectators at the Hive Stadium.

Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses, who played only the first half, spent the entirety of the 2015-2016 season on loan at the Hammers.

Former Nigeria internationals with close ties to Premier League clubs, Celestine Babayaro and Austin Okocha, witnessed the national team’s third pre-World Cup friendly.

About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.