- Super Eagles could have a new star inducted into the team in the nearest future
- Reports claim the NFF has invited Arsenal star Bukayo Saka into the national team
- The Arsenal attacker has had a remarkable season for the Gunners under Mikel Arteta
Super Eagles may soon get a new invitee into the squad after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) extended an invitation to Arsenal star Bukayo Saka to the national team, Brila reports.
It is understood that the NFF the have made the move after the British-born Nigerian attacker claimed he is of Nigerian heritage.
And it is now left for the 18-year-old to make a decision regarding which country he would love to represent between Nigeria or England.
Saka represented England at the U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels and his recent form for the Gunners this season could see him move straight into the senior team.
But the Gunners wingers could change his mind because he was born in London to Nigerian parents which makes him eligible to wear the green and white colours for Nigeria.
Saka had his breakthrough season at the just concluded 2019-20 campaign scoring just two goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions.
However, NFF President Amaju Pinnick said the federation had previously said that no player would be begged to play for Nigeria.
“There are many players that play like Bukayo Saka in Nigeria. We don’t want to go begging any player,” Pinnick said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bukayo Saka has finally opened up about choosing which country he would represent at international level between England and Nigeria.
The Arsenal star has played the British side at the U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels and his recent form for the Gunners this season would see him move straight into the senior team.
And the British-born Nigerian winger has said that it would be a tough choice to pay for either the Three Lions or the Super Eagles.
Legit.ng had earlier reported Mikel Arteta has suggested that Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka is good enough to play for England amid interests by officials of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Saka earlier featured for England youth teams up to the under-19 level, but Nigeria is doing everything to snap of the player because his parents are from the West African nation.
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