The Chairman of 36 Lions FC, Alhaji Gafar Liameed Gafar, has denied report claiming he owns part of Victor Osimhen’s economic right as the player plans to seal a deal in Europe.
Speaking live on Channels Sports Sunday, Gafar shed more light on the growing controversy surrounding the transfer saga of the FIFA U-17goal record holder and the role he played in the entire transfer process.
He said: “Economic rights these day is no longer in existence and this is because FIFA has banned it and I’m aware of this.
“So I don’t have any economic right since I know what the rules says.
“My role with Osimhen is a fatherly role.
“I don’t have direct contact with the player, but I have contact with his club, Synergy Ultimate Strikers.
“I have contact with thousands of youth players out there.
“I have contact with the club as an adviser, co-sponsor and a father.
“That is it.
“I didn’t send thugs to beat up Victor’s father, Patrick Osimhen.
“As far as I am concerned, that is the joke of the year.
“I was in Germany with Andrew, Victor’s elder brother, and others when the allegation came up.
“So I don’t know where they got the story from.”
On Osimhen’s contractual discussion with Wolfsburg, Gafar said: “The offer was good.
“But because we are not only concerned about the money, signing for Wolfsburg without weighing other options is like putting ourselves in a tight corner without knowing what others are bringing on board.
“Victor will be 17 years in two days time so he should be able to differentiate among Arsenal, Manchester United and AS Roma.”