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Godswill Ekpolo Nigerian defender released by Barcelona, what next for him?

Although Godswill Ekpolo was tipped to make the first team, the 21-year-old has been released by Barcelona.

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Godswill Ekpolo play Godswill Ekpolo has been released by Barcelona (Twitter/Godswill Ekpolo)

Nigerian defender, Godswill Ekpolo has been released by La Liga giants, Barcelona after 11 years at the club.

Ekpolo who has been with Barcelona since the age of 10, was a regular for their La Masia side. Although he was tipped to make the first team, the 21-year-old has been released by the club.

He trained with the first team on a number of occasions but his progress was stunted by an injury which made him miss a large part of the 2014/15 season.

The defender took to his Twitter to confirm the news by sharing a thank you letter to the club.

 

Sources close to the player told Pulse Sports that he is likely to sign for another La Liga side as he has spent most of his years in Spain.

Godswill Ekpolo play Godswill Ekpolo was tipped to make Barcelona's first team (Twitter/Godswill Ekpolo)

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He was born in Nigeria but moved to Spain at a very early age where he began playing football. The player started out with a local side before CDC Torreforta signed him.

He impressed Barcelona scouts which led to his signing to the club, playing for their Under-18 and Under-19 sides.

 

He won the Nike Premier Cup in 2010 and the UEFA Youth League in 2014.

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