Wolfsburg have reached an agreement with Nigerian youth international Victor Osimhen.
The forward will join Die Wolfe in January 2017 to sign a professional contract, when he would have clocked 18 years.
Wolfsburg also signed an agreement with Ultimate Strikers Academy, Osimhen's originating club, to help in the grooming of budding footballers from Nigeria.
"We are delighted to welcome our first international cooperation partner, in the Ultimate Strikers Academy, here [at] VfL Wolfsburg. For talented youngsters such as Victor Osimhen, it is a major advantage to combine the games at home with the academy team, with knowledge of youth training and operational processes in European professional football," explained VfL’s Director of Sport Klaus Allofs.
The co-operation agreement will include Osimhen training at Wolfsburg as well as other players from Ultimate Strikers Academy to expose them to modern training techniques, sport medicine and sport technology.
"Through such co-operations, talented youngsters are far better prepared for the step into professional football, whilst at the same time, we can provide our own coaches and staff at the youth performance centre, as well as our U23 team, with the opportunity to look outside of the box and play a sustained role in assisting the development of football in Nigeria,” commented Olaf Rebbe, Director of Sport at VfL Wolfsburg.
Osimhen was topscorer at the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup where he scored 10 goals in seven games. He was a member of the Dream Team VI who won the 2015 African U23 Championship in Senegal.