15. SADIQ UMAR | Nigeria & Roma | 1997 | Exploded onto the Serie A scene during the winter period, netting a goal against Genoa in what was just his second ever appearance in Serie before striking again in the draw with Chievo earlier this month. His goals were not enough to save Rudi Garcia from the sack but the lanky yet agile Nigerian striker looks set for a long and successful career for both club and country.
17. VICTOR OSIMHEN | Nigeria & Ultimate Strikers Academy | 1998 | In winning the Golden Boot at last year’s Under-17 World Cup with 10 goals, the Nigerian striker bedazzled top European scouts with his coolness in front of goal and impressive physicality. Ultimately, Wolfsburg won a very competitive race to land this powerful, pacy, long-limbed forward.