Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will have to step up their efforts to hook Everton dazzler, Ademola Lookman and Derby County defender, Fikayo Tomori for senior team appearances with the Super Eagles, as they both appear closer to England.
While officials at the NFF were heard in the past month talking about steps to hook Lookman and Tomori for senior national team allegiances in the coming weeks, footballlive.ng can report that England is moving faster.
Such it is that Tomori, who also has Canadian citizenship, and Lookman, were on Friday invited to England’s under-21 national team, alongside Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, Tottenham Hotspur’s Josh Onomah.
Tomori and Lookman are now heading for appearances with England’s under-21 team against Andorra and Scotland on October 11 and 16 respectively in the UEFA European U21 Championship qualifiers.
Similarly, Tottenham center back, Timothy Eyoma is among eight defenders included in England’s U19 squad named same day by the manager, Keith Downing.
Eyoma will seek a shirt in England U19s’ first game this month, against Portugal on October 11 before facing Macedonia at St. George’s Park on Tuesday 16 October.
Similarly, Queens Park Rangers attacker, Eberechi Eze, who once trained with the Super Eagles, has been named in England’s under-20 squad.