The Super Eagles star enjoyed a breakout campaign last season with Villarreal, and that earned him a spot in Nigeria’s squad that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
He played a starring role for the team, scoring in the quarterfinal victory over South Africa. He has carried the form into the new La Liga campaign, scoring in Villarreal’s 4-4 draw against Granada last Saturday.
The Nigerian international has also been named by UEFA as one of the youngsters to look out for this campaign, while he also just inked a deal with Roc Nation Sports.
Nevertheless, the youngster is not ready to rest on his laurels and sent out a warning to the likes of Liverpool striker, Mohammed Salah, that he is planning on being the best in Africa in two years time.
“I’ve already set my target. I pray as I keep on working hard and keeping my head down, maybe, in the next two years, I’ll win the Africa Best Footballer of the Year award.”