London, February 27, 2009 – The promising
playmaker, who hails from Somalia, impressed scouts at a recent youth
tournament and Italian newspaper Tuttosport claims Tottenham are leading
the chase for his services.
However, the 18-year-old's agent Ulisse Savini has denied the suggestion
that he has met with Spurs officials but revealed West Ham have been
alerted to his client's potential.
Juventus are reluctant to lose the exciting youngster but his
eye-catching displays at the recent Viareggio Cup have created a real
buzz across Europe.
Daud scored twice against Siena and also starred in the final, a 4-1
romp against Sampdoria, in front of the watching Marcello Lippi.
His overall contribution was eight goals and two assists in six games
and the fact he has yet to sign a professional contract at the Stadio
delle Alpi has not gone unnoticed.
"Daud is the number 10 of Primavera Juventus and, last week, was the
best player at the Viareggio Cup," agent Savini exclusively told
"After this tournament, a lot of foreign teams like Villarreal, West Ham
and Wolfsburg asked for him.
"But, sincerely, I have not spoken with Tottenham. But the newspaper
Tuttosport tell me that they have this news about Daud.
"So I can't confirm anything about Tottenham but I can confirm that Daud
is a young talent and Juventus don't want to lose him."
West Ham, through Gianfranco Zola (pictured) and Gianluca Nani,
obviously keep a very close eye on up-and-coming talent in Italy.
Source: Setanta.com, Feb 27, 2009