By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Highly rated 16-year-old potential Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Nnamdi Collins has signed his first professional contract with German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
The promising defender joint Dortmund at the age of 12. He signed a contract this Friday that will tie him to the German club till 2023.
The German U-16 national team captain will join Dortmund’s professional team in the summer of 2021, after spending a year with their U-19s.
However, he will be allowed to train with their professional team regularly as early as next season.
Described as lightening quick, Nnamdi Collins was on the wishlists of Chelsea and Manchester City, and Dortmund faced a daunting task to secure his services on a long-term basis, but that has been put to bed now.
The towering center-back of Nigerian descent scored four goals in 21 appearances for Dortmund’s U-17s this season.
He is still eligible to play for Nigeria should the Nigerian football governing body and authorities pull the right strings.
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