Nigeria Football News: AC Milan Interested in Daniel Daga

Nigeria Football News: AC Milan Interested in Daniel Daga
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UEFA Champions League semi-finalist AC Milan is showing interest in the young Flying Eagles midfielder Daniel Daga after his impressive performances in the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.

The Italian team is pushing to begin talks with the Nigerian midfielder and his representatives after he caught their eye in the games against the Dominican Republic and Italy. An unnamed English team is also eyeing the Nigerian talent, although Milan is more eager for the Nigerian's services.

Daga at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Daga's performance in the FIFA U-20 World Cup has been impressive, with the midfielder showcasing his technical skills and ability to control the middle of the pitch. His performances have helped the Nigeria U20 team qualify for the Round of 16, and it's no surprise that teams are keeping an eye on him. Regardless of what Daga chooses, one thing is certain: he has a bright future ahead of him.

Scouts representing AC Milan were watching their wonderkid Victor Eletu when Daga caught their interest with an outstanding performance against Italy, which ended 2-0 in favour of Nigeria.

Daga overpowered the Italian captain, Cesare Casadei, in the midfield. The youngest Flying Eagle, known for his physical abilities, easily kept the Italians in check. His performance was remarkable for his age, leaving AC Milan scouts impressed. Going by the Flying Eagles' performances in the FIFA U-20 World Cup so far, it wouldn't be a surprise if scouts from Milan and elsewhere were also impressed by Jude Sunday and other talents in the Flying Eagles squad.

The Flying Eagles at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

The Flying Eagles have been sensational so far in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. They have already reached the knockout stages, beating the Dominican Republic and Italy. The scouts from AC Milan noticed Daga during the game against the Italy U20 side, which the Nigerians won 2-0. Daga played in midfield and helped shield the backline from Italian attacks. He'll hope for similar performances in the coming games to help Nigerian football clinch their first FIFA U-20 World Cup crown.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nigerian Player Daniel Daga

How old is Daniel Daga?

Born in January 2007, Daniel Daga is 16 years old.

For which team does Daniel Daga play?

Daniel Naga plays for the NPFL (Nigeria Professional Football League) outfit Dakkada FC. They finished the 2022-23 season in 10th place in the Group B NPFL table.

Is Daniel Daga a midfielder or a defender?

Daniel Daga is a Nigerian central midfielder.

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