Emeka Obasi: How the Nigerian agent elevated Jadon SanchoMarch 13, 2021
Emeka Obasi stepped into the scene after Jadon Sancho was seen as a major target in the transfer market by numerous clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona.
The Nigerian who manages the affairs of the young Englishman footballer was said to be demanding over 120 million pounds after Manchester United stepped up discussions with the player’s representatives.
Obasi who is the CEO of the sports management group is said to be behind the huge sum Borussia Dortmund had put forward as a potential fee for interested parties.
According to Owngoalnigeria, Borussia Dortmund is relying on Obasi to help finalize discussions with clubs for Sancho, since he was also linked with Odion Ighalo’s surprise Manchester United move last summer.
The sports management CEO is also said to be at the helm of management of several Nigerian Professional Footballers outside the shaws of the country including the likes of Josh Maja, Joe Aribo and Chuba Apkom.
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The player’s forms significantly dropped which may not be unrelated to effects of the unending rumours of exit from the club.
Sancho has struggled to make the mark this season even though it is still in the early days. The rumours have slowed down compared to the closing part of the transfer window last summer.
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But the English forward is expected to make a move, if Dortmund decides to lower their asking price or him.
Obasi who manages Elite Project Group is expecteddecidening the current high asking price for the player.
The latest transfer news on Jadon Sancho, (Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the mix)
Borussia Dortmund currently faces an impending exit of Jadon Sancho probably before the end of the summer transfer window and not in January.
As per football.london, Manchester United could still splash 109 million pounds on the young Englishman since Ole Gunnar Solskjær still has him in his plans.
The Norwegian manager wants to sign Jadon Sancho to improve the midfield at Manchester United which has been seen as a good idea looking at how the signing of Bruno Fernandes, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani has helped the club.
Elsewhere in London, Chelsea’s cash spray in the transfer market last summer hasn’t yielded much yet which has pushed the club’s top hierarchy to look for better options like Jadon Sancho who promises to improve the team’s midfield strength.
For Emeka Obasi, this is the point where his ingenuity comes in. The Nigerian sports manager has continued to negotiate for Sancho since he wants the 20-year old to make a big-money move.
But if he stays in Borussia Dortmund until 2023, he will probably leave the club for free, a move which Manchester United boss Ed Woodward has continued to eye.
To avoid Jadon Sancho leaving Borussia Dortmund on free probably in 2023, Emeka Obasi is expected to negotiate with clubs between now and 2022 since it will be only a year left on his contract.
Liverpool are also said to be interested in securing the services of Sancho as measures to further improve their midfield.
But in Germany, Dortmund will still be willing to retain Sancho for another three to four years if possible.