NFF Approaches Most Expensive Nigerian Winger To Snub England For Super Eagles

Ademola Lookman

Ademola won the 2017 U-20 World Cup with England. Image: Twitter

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have approached England U21 winger Ademola Lookman to consider playing for the Super Eagles instead of The Three Lions.

Concise News reports that Lookman, who was born in south London, qualifies to play for Nigeria through his parents.

According to Sky Sports, Lookman is now “open to the idea” of switching his international allegiance to play for his country of descent.

The promising player recently completed a £22.5m move to RB Leipzig from Everton after making 36 Premier League appearances for the Toffees and starting his career at Charlton Athletic.

Following the Leipzig commitment, he became Nigeria’s most expensive winger with Ahmed Musa behind him on £16.6million after signing for Leicester City in the summer of 2016.

Lookman who won the U-20 World Cup with England had already played for RB Leipzig in the second half of the 2017/2018 season and was directly involved in nine goals (5 goals, 4 assists) from 11 appearances in the German top flight.

He has been capped by the Three Lions at U19, U20 and U21 level and would follow in the footsteps of Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi who both represented England at youth level before playing for the senior Nigeria side.

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Ridwan is a trained communicator who specialises in football and squash. He has been published by African Examiner. He provides professional coverage of general news, politics and sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first Nigerian interview with South Africa's no. 1 male squash player, Jean-Pierre Brits. He is a proud Nigerian and campaigner for #NigeriaIsOurs.

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