Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi continues his development into one of the continent’s finest central midfielders.
Underpinned by the defensive Lucas Biglia at Lazio, the Super Eagles star has been able to advance higher up the pitch, using his energy and dynamism to drive the team forward
For Nigeria, however, he adopts a deeper role and is charged with winning back possession and tidying up alongside the lethargic John Obi Mikel.
The Super Eagles struggled to accommodate France after Onazi was removed through injury and his value to the team was exposed.
Merseyside pair Everton and Liverpool have been rumoured to be keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.