How Bassey bombed 1 million Euros Barcelona deal
Morefacts have emerged on why Enyimba forward Ezekiel Bassey will not be offered a contract that would have fetched Enyimba over a million Euros from mighty Barcelona at the end of his much-celebrated loan move to Spain.
Bassey, nicknamed ‘Hazard’ by Enyimba fans after the Chelsea star, has failed to impress with Barcelona ‘B’ during his loan spell at the Catalan giants.
Despite joining Barca second team without any trials, he did not impress in training but the deal breaker was his below-par performance for Barcelona B in an international friendly against a Zambian team.
“Bassey is not Barcelona standard and those who recommended him to the club do not know football,” a top source at the Spanish club said.
“He did not measure up during the friendly match he played for them and even in training he has failed to impress.
“He has now blocked more deserving Nigerian players from Barcelona.”
It was reliably gathered that Enyimba stood to have beeen richer by a million Euros had Bassey been given a contract in the summer.
It was further understood that his residence papers will come through, but after what he has showed on the pitch, the papers will no longer be necessary.
Bassey, who has already debuted for the Super Eagles, was to have been offered a permanent deal had he impressed at the end of his loan spell in the summer.