By setting Pedri’s release clause that high, they have let him know how important he is to Barcelona and also showed that despite their financial troubles they are not a selling club like Dortmund or Leipzig who set reasonable release clauses with the aim of a club being willing to meet it.
This Sunday, racism reared its ugly head once again. Just as the ball left the left foot of 19-year-old forward, Bukayo Saka into the gliding palms of Gianluigi Donnarruma, instead of the net, meaning that the search for a major title for England since 1955 would continue, many had begun to fear the worst.
Drawn against powerhouses Brazil as well Turkey who finished third at the World Cup and USA who reached the Quarterfinals, Cameroon were up against some very good teams with plenty of pedigree. They showed however, that the name “Indomitable Lions” was not for show.
Watford aren’t doing anything novel. Yet, this is different and more so for Nigerians. No doubt, there will be increased interest and support for the Premier League club. The question though, is, why have they opted to spice up the team with this amount of Nigerian flavour?
There are still many talents on the streets of West Africa, chasing football and a way to betterment, but the reality is, only a few will make it to the promised land. Many careers just never take flight.