John Ogu against England



Super Eagles midfield maestro John Ogochukwu Ogu has caught the eye of Barcelona star, Gerard Pique after the defender compared him to former Man City star, Yaya Toure, reports.


Pique, who celebrated his 500th game with the Catalan giants at the weekend, had a video conversation with Ogu where the Spanish legend described the workaholic midfielder as a great guy with a good personality.


“You are a great guy and a ‘monster’. You remind me of Yaya Toure,” Pique said to Ogu who congratulated him on his 500th club appearance with Barcelona.


Pique’s praise of the Nigerian may not be farfetched as he possesses the characteristics of the Ivorian legend with both players having almost the same physical ability in the heart of the midfield.


The video could however spring up a possible transfer rumour for the free agent who is attracting interests from a host of European and Asian clubs after the expirations of his contract at Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva.


The Spanish defender could also be looking to work with the Nigerian in ambassadorial capacity as he looks for a face to boost FC Andorra, a club he has a majority stake in.