- Eberechi Eze was born in Greenwich England to Nigerian parents in June 1998
- The 22-year-old is being poached by Super Eagles coach to switch and play for Nigeria at senior level
- Eberechi Eze who has featured for England youth teams is eligible to play for the Super Eagles
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has reportedly sent Crystal Palace’ attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze a message urging the player to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The 22-year-old was born to Nigerian parents in Greenwich England and has featured for England youth teams.
He has been in sublime form for Palace in the Premier League so far and now ahead of the World Cup qualifiers slated for June, Super Eagles coach reportedly sent the youngster a message.
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A tweet via GOAL reads:
"I sent him a message and in this message, I showed the interest Nigeria has to get him in this team so he replied and he said he has to think about it.”
There are concerns about the future of England 21 star Eberechi Eze as reports claim the Crystal Palace winger could earn a national team call up to prevent Nigeria from grabbing him.
He has a personal decision over the situation and Palace manager Roy Hodgson has stated that the player is now ‘ripe’ to play for the senior national team.
Eze is eligible for England but also Nigeria, who have approached the midfielder and whose officials are in touch with the Crystal Palace starlet almost every week.
For now, and publicly, Eze has sidestepped the subject as smoothly as he evaded Leander Dendoncker before smashing in his third eye-catching Palace goal to beat Wolves.
Palace' boss Hodgson said:
"Like Jack Grealish before him, who I needed to try to persuade was good enough to play for England and give that a chance, I'd certainly say the same to Eberechi Eze at the moment."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian international Paul Onuachu helped Genk to a 2-1 win against Standard Liege in the final of the Belgian Cup at the Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussel on Sunday night.
The Super Eagles forward was in action for 90 minutes in the thrilling encounter. His international teammate Cyriel Dessers was unused substitute for Genk.
Yunja Ito put Genk ahead in the 48th minute, while Theo Bongonda doubled the advantage in the 81st minute.
John van den Brom’s endured a nervy ending to the game when Jackson Muleka reduced the deficit six minutes before regulation time.