Glasgow Rangers of Scotland striker, Sadiq Umar has urged the club’s Nigerian-born youngster, Ovie Ejaria to dump England at senior level, footballlive.ng can report.
Ejaria trained with the Golden Eaglets before the FIFA U-17 World Cup at UAE 2013 but failed to make the final squad and has since represented England at U19 and U21 levels, following his progress at Liverpool.
He moved in the summer on loan from Liverpool to Rangers just ahead of Umar, who is on loan from AS Roma of Italy.
Umar, who won bronze with Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil has now urged Ejaria to switch from England and star for the Super Eagles, in order to enjoy the best of his latter years’ career.
Umar said: “I know he is a player for England at youth level. It will be best for him to represent Nigeria at senior level if he is called up.
“Playing for Nigeria has so many advantages. The fans support the team passionately plus you get a lot of respect from your teammates.
“I don’t think he will enjoy the same height if he plays for England at senior level. The chances are there in Nigeria for young players unlike England, where emphasis is more on top clubs.”