Super Eagles star midfielder Mikel Agu has finally acquired a Portuguese citizenship after spending ten years in the country. This is in accordance to the Portuguese law which says an individual is eligible for citizenship through naturalisation after he or she has stayed in their country for six years.
The Super Eagles star Mikel Agu has been able to acquire the Portuguese citizenship because he has stayed there for ten years now, he has gone through to acquire his Portuguese passport according to reports. The 27-year-old can not however play for the Portuguese national team because he has already played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Super Eagles Star Mikel Agu Becomes Portuguese
Mikel Agu has made a total of seven caps for the Nigeria national team. The Super Eagles star took to his social media handle to share the news on Tuesday. He wrote “What God cannot do does not exist, now a Portuguese,” he posted on the social media, while holding his Portuguese passport.
Mikel Agu joined Portuguese top club side FC Porto in 2011 and he has made just two league appearances for the senior side. The talented midfielder spent time on loan at another Portuguese club Vitoria Setubal. He also played for Club Brugge of Belgium and Turkish Super Lig outfit Bursaspor. Agu is currently playing Victoria Guimaraes.