Taiwo is an impressive left-back currently plying his trade for Marseille.
Given the fact that he’s a full-back, you can already imagine what clubs have registered their interest in acquiring the player. Both Liverpool and Arsenal are thought to be keen, but rather surprisingly it’s AC Milan who are closest to acquiring the Nigerian’s services.
In fact, if Italian sports magazine Il Corriere dello Sport is to believed, AC Milan have already reached an agreement with Marsielle and the left-back will join the Rossoneri in the summer.
There’s little doubting Taiwo’s ability and I’m sure he’s got the chutzpah to make it in both the Premier League and Serie A. He’s known for being an attacking left-back, for shooting (and often scoring) from range and for being a set-piece specialist. He was part of the Nigerian team that reached the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship finals only to lose 2-1 against Argentina. He was deemed the tournament’s third best player behind the likes of John Obi Mikel and Lionel Messi, so he’s been keeping with good company.
He’s won many fans since joining Marseille in 2005 and has racked up 173 appearances with the club. It now looks as though his time is up and he’s set to move to fresh pastures. Though it looks likely he’ll end up at AC Milan, there may still be a chance that a Premier League team will look to acquire his services.
Given that they would only have to stump up cash for his wages, don’t be surprised if they do.
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