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Diego Simeone Hails Nigerian Youngster Samu Omorodion

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Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone has hailed Nigerian-born Spanish forward, Samu Omorodion, who has been in solid form so far this season.

19-year-old Samu Omorodion who joined Atletico Madrid from Granada in the last summer transfer window is currently on loan at Alaves.

The Nigerian-born Spanish forward has been in incredible form since he started his loan journey at Alaves. He has scored three goals in 9 games for the 17th-placed Spanish La Liga club.

At 9 p.m. later tonight, October 29, Samu Omorodion would have the opportunity to face his parent club in a Spanish La Liga game.

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If Simeone’s side who are currently placed fourth in the La Liga standings win the game, they will be able to overtake third-placed FC Barcelona who have 22 points in 11 games.

However, Omorodion could halt Atletico Madrid’s run of five victories if he finds his goalscoring boots against the Madrid giants later tonight.

Ahead of the game, Simeone was asked about the youngster’s permanence and the Argentine tactician was filled with praises for the youngster.

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“You can see him (Omorodion) evolving in the games we’ve followed involving Alaves,” Simeone told Diario AS.

“He’s a young guy, strong, with a lot of speed in long spaces and very good play in the box with his body. Let’s hope he does well at Alaves because he has a future with Atletico. He spent only a few days with us but he looks humble and hardworking. He will be an important player for our opponent tomorrow (today).”

Samu Omorodion was born to Nigerian parents in Melilla, Spain on May 5, 2004. Even though he has played for Spain’s under-19 and under-21 teams, he is still eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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