Reuben Gabriel’s Belgium trip for trials put on hold

The Super Eagles midfielder has cancelled his trip to Belgium for trials on the advice from his manager

Super Eagles midfielder Gabriel Reuben will still wait for some time before he embarks on his sojourn for a trial set up for him in Belgium as his manager has ruled out any plans for the 22-year old midfielder to travel to Belgium for football trials for now.

Britain-based manager Tony Harris said that Reuben will not be travelling to Belgian club AA Ghent as has been widely reported by the media.

“AA Ghent is amongst several clubs that have shown significant interest in Gabriel Reuben,” said Harris.

“I am in contact with the manager Trond Sollied and I am aware that that he is an admirer of Gabriel.

“Trond Sollied is a great manager with a proven track record of developing talented players; he will be great for Reuben if indeed a deal can be reached,” Harris added.

“There is however no tangible agreement whatsoever with the club so it will be rather premature and frivolous to assume that Gabriel Reuben will be travelling to AA Ghent before a concrete deal has been reached.”

Harris also added that there is no need for any rushed decision. “There is no pressure for a rash decision at this point, the player is very talented, still young and in demand.

“It is of paramount importance to ensure that the sporting, financial and developmental aspects of his young career are carefully balanced before taking any final decision. Nevertheless, a trial in Europe at the moment is completely out of the question.”

Influential midfielder Gabriel Rueben has made a big impact in the Super Eagles and scored against Malawi in Blantyre in June in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match.