The Technical Assistant of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has confirmed that the England Forward Ademola Lookman has started the process of switching allegiance from England to Nigeria.
Tunde Adelakun confirmed in an interview with Shina Okeleji for Opera News that the England forward has decided to play for Nigeria.
He was part of the England U20 that won the U20 World Youth Championship two years ago and a lot of people see him as one of the most outstanding talents in English football but he is finding it difficult to get his feet in his current club.
Last season he had a very fruitful loan spell at the club and seeing him return to same form will no doubt make him be call to the senior national team of Nigeria for their upcoming qualifiers. However it might take 18 months to materialise.
“Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order,” Nigeria’s technical assistant Tunde Adelakun told Opera News.
“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 added.
“All the players were told that they can only earn a place in the squad by playing regular club football.”