After making an impressive goal scoring debut for Premier League club Everton in their 4-0 win over Manchester City on January 15, 2017, Ademola Lookman has said playing for the English national team is what he wants.
Although, the 19-year-old striker has played in various youth categories for England, but he is still eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
According to the report, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have been monitoring his progress, but the striker has now ruled out any possibility of playing for the Nigerian national team.
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''I have progressed a lot in the last few years, I have a very sweet experience at Charlton, learning and working my way up, which I believe is why I am at Everton.
“Playing for England U-19s has also helped my career a lot. It got me exposed and there’s a whole joy that comes from playing international football, something I experienced with England,'' the striker explained.
Meanwhile, a top official in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told NAIJ.com on Thursday, January 19, 2017, that the football authority will try and convince the player to play for the Super Eagles.
''Yes, we understand that his interest is to play for England, but we will try our best to make him see reasons he should play for Nigeria,'' the official said.