Remo Stars midfielder, Ebenezer Akinsanmiro, on Tuesday completed a move to Italian giants, Inter Milan, from the Nigeria Professional Football League side.
The 18-year-old, an academy product of Remo, signed a four-year deal with the Serie A club, who beat off competition from Real Madrid, Benfica and Hammarby to secure his signature.
Remo confirmed the move on their website on Tuesday, “Midfielder Ebenezer Akinsanmiro has completed his move to Italian giants Inter Milan from Remo Stars. The teenager, who is an academy product of the club, has signed a four-year deal. He was part of the team that helped Remo Stars gain promotion from the Nigeria National League to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the 2020/2021 season,” the club statement read in part.
Akinsanmiro featured prominently for the academy team, Beyond Limits, in The Creative Championship and Viareggio Cup World Football Tournament.
He also featured for the club in the 2022 NPFL season when they finished third and played on the continent.
Sports analysts say, it is perhaps one of the most shocking deadline day moves.
In March 2022, Akinsanmiro attracted the attention of Inter scouts at the Viareggio Cup Academy tournament in Italy and immediately after the tournament, he signed a preliminary contract with Inter and returned to Nigeria.
A scout, who has been following Akinsamiro keenly, took to his twitter page via @Halis9723 to describe the qualities of the player.
It is understood that the player will join Inter’s youth side.