SEVERAL English Premier League clubs have stepped up their interest in Nigerian-born striker Oluwasegun Lawal with a view of signing him up during the January transfer window following his recent exploits for Chippenham Town.
In what would be a dramatic development should Lawal be signed from Chippenham Town in the sixth tier of English football to the Premier league in one swoop, several big clubs have been keeping tabs on the teenage striker. Glasgow Rangers, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Watford are all said to be monitoring the six foot attacker.
Segun is the elder brother of Bosun Lawal who switched to Glasgow Celtic from Watford in the summer. He put himself on the radar of the aforementioned clubs following a string of fine displays for Chippenham Town academy team this season, leading to a first team debut against Braintree Town last Saturday.
It is believed that Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Watford are showing very strong interest in signing the Irish-Nigerian teenager. Lawal, whose club plays in the National League South, is comfortable playing as a central attacking midfielder, winger or striker and his right footed, although he can also use his left.
Prior to Lawal’s move to Chippenham Town, he played for Drogheda United in the Republic of Ireland. Segun, 19, who holds dual nationality, eligible to play for both Nigeria and the Republic of Ireland, had scored once in five appearances for The Bluebirds Under 23’s side before joining the senior squad.