World Cup winner wants to Play for Super Eagles

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Sheyi Ojo won the U20 World Cup with England | Credit: Getty Images

Three Lions prospect and England Under-20 World Cup winner Sheyi Ojo says he is open to the idea of representing Nigeria at senior level, if he got the call.

Sheyi’s eligibility comes from his parents; both of whom are Nigerian and under Fifa rules he can switch allegiances because he is yet to play for the senior side.

 

The 21-year-old is on loan at French club Reims from Liverpool and has had 43 England caps from under-16 to under-21 level.

 

“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,” Ojo 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.”

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