Former England youth international, Ademola Lookman has expressed his desire to wear the green and white of Nigeria after reports broke out that the forward was keen on dumping the Three Lions of England., AOIFootball.com understands.q
The 22-year-old was an integral part of England’s greatest youth team that won the country their first ever FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017 before also making a name for himself with Everton having joined from Cardiff City in the winter of 2017.
According to the Technical Assistant of the NFF Tunde Adelakun who revealed that the RB Leipzig midfielder has made known his intention to the Federation with the NFF now waiting on full clearance before finally calling him up.
“Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order. It’s a positive step forward when made his commitment to Nigeria and we are just waiting for a FIFA clearance.
“Once the go-ahead is sorted, it will be up to coach Gernot Rohr to decide if his club performance would earn him a call up. He’s one of three former England youth players we’ve filed for but they are all aware of the caveat,” Adelakun said.
“All the players were told that they can only earn a place in the squad by playing regular club football,” Adelakun concluded.
Lookman has however struggled to replicate the form which saw Leipzig cough out €18 million to pay for his services in the summer with the forward just making three appearances since his permanent switch from Everton.