SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews Unveils Details of Defender’s Assessment at FC Midtjylland

Ime Okon’s Rapid Rise and European Opportunity

SuperSport United’s young talent, Ime Okon, has become a defensive stalwart for the team, showcasing his reliability at the heart of their defense since the commencement of the 2023/24 season.

With an impressive 22 appearances across various competitions in the first six months, the 19-year-old defender has caught the attention of FC Midtjylland in Denmark.

FC Midtjylland’s Interest and Training Opportunity

CEO Stanley Matthews confirmed that the Danish Superliga giants are keenly interested in bringing Okon on board. However, Matthews clarified that SuperSport United isn’t looking to move him immediately.

Okon recently traveled to Denmark for a training opportunity at Midtjylland, reflecting the club’s interest in nurturing the young talent.

Matthews’ Insight on the Situation

In an exclusive interview with FARPost, Matthews provided insights into Okon’s situation, emphasizing that the club wants to provide him with opportunities for growth.

He stated that there’s no pressure on Okon, considering his young age, and they are not looking to block any potential move. Matthews acknowledged Midtjylland’s stature as a club participating in UEFA Champions League and Europa League, highlighting the significance of the opportunity for Okon.

Hope for a Big Money Move to Europe

While SuperSport United is not actively seeking to move Okon at the moment, Matthews expressed the club’s aspirations for Okon to eventually make a “big money move” to Europe in the next two years.

He emphasized Okon’s potential for rapid progress, provided he maintains discipline and continues to listen, projecting a promising future for the young defender on the European stage.

Assessment and Future Prospects

Contrary to being a mere assessment, Matthews clarified that FC Midtjylland’s interest is substantial. The club aims to evaluate Okon’s performance during his training stint and assess the potential for a more significant role in the future.

The CEO expressed confidence that if Okon continues his disciplined approach and receptiveness, a future in European football is imminent. The journey to Europe represents a pivotal chapter in Okon’s promising career.

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