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England Under-20 World Cup winner Sheyi Ojo says he will consider playing for the Super Eagles – if Nigeria came calling. The 21-year-old, who... Liverpool starlet considering playing for Nigeria

England Under-20 World Cup winner Sheyi Ojo says he will consider playing for the Super Eagles – if Nigeria came calling.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan at French club Reims from Liverpool, is eligible to play for Nigeria because his parents are Nigerians.

Under FIFA rules he can switch allegiances because he is yet to play for the senior side.

And, despite 43 England caps from under-16 to under-21 level, Ojo is keen to fly with the Eagles.

“To be honest, I don’t know much about it (Nigeria interest), but if they call me I’d be honoured to go to Nigeria,” the winger told BBC Sport.

“It’s obviously a massive nation. I’m just really focused on club football at the moment, but I’m excited for the future, both club and country.

“My parents are originally from Nigeria as well, so they know a lot about it. They’ve always been keen on the idea (to represent Nigeria) but so far I’ve mainly been focusing on club football.

“It’s starting to get to the time where I have to start thinking about my future. And of course, if Nigeria were to call me now it would be an honour.”

When asked if he’ll like to join the likes of Moses, Iwobi, Shola Ameobi amongst others to dump England for Nigeria, he said:

“Of course, if I was to get selected I’d definitely think about it, I’d never turn down Nigeria,”
“I’m from Nigeria originally so it’d be an honour, likewise with England as well. If I keep doing well, opportunities will come by for club and country.

“It’s not really something I’m thinking about at the moment but you never know what could happen in the future.”

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