AS Torino midfielder, Joel Obi might have played himself into reckoning for a deal at FC Barcelona following his sterling displays in front of two technical gurus from the high-flying La Liga club.
Though Obi has been riddled with a chain of career-threatening injuries, the former Inter Milan and AC Parma dazzler could well start praying for better days ahead of him, after he caught the eye of Barca’s technical secretary, Robert Fernandez and one of his scouts.
They both appeared impressed, as Obi showed off his skills during Torino’s impressive 3-1 win at SS Lazio on game week 16 in the Italian Serie A on Monday, December 11.
Though it was suggested that the duo were there to watch Spanish midfielder, Luis Alberto, wearing the number 18 jersey for Lazio, they closely kept their eyes on Obi during the match at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Obi has thrived for Torino in the current season, having been directly involved with three goals and two assists in ten appearances across all competitions.
Fortunately, his stock got to a peak under the eyes of Barca’s egg heads, as Obi again played well following his introduction for the last fifteen minutes against the Biancocelesti.