England manager, Gareth Southgate, insists the English FA are doing everything to stop England born Nigerian Adewale Lookman from switching allegiance to play for Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
The Three Lions’ boss made this known in a post-match conference where his team defeated Switzerland by a lone goal in the ongoing UEFA Nations League in Wembley Stadium.
He said “We are doing as much as we possibly can to keep him”. The Everton winger who is a regular for the Three Lions’ Under-21s is being chased by the Nigerian FA since he’s eligible to play for the Super Eagles having been sired by Nigerian parents and yet to feature for the English senior sides.
Unconfirmed report says the parents of the 20-year old who had an impressive loan spell at RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga last season, favors a switch of allegiance to Nigeria, over the English National Team.
Should Lookman agree to join the Super Eagles, he would be a tantalizing addition to a cream of young players who are currently doing well and also provide more competition in the Gernoth Rhor team.