Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) boss Amaju Pinnick says persuading England under-21 actor Ebere Eze to play for a Super Eagles would urge a squad.
The NFF is anticipating to remonstrate a Queen’s Park Rangers midfielder to play for them rather than England during comparison level.
Eze, who was innate in England to Nigerian parents, played twice for a Three Lions during under-21 turn in November.
But Pinnick wants Eze to switch allegiances to boost Nigeria’s midfield as they devise for a 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“We need to make a plain illustration during Qatar 2022 and it starts with improving on your patrol with peculiarity players like Eze,” he insisted.
“Can we suppose a midfield with Ndidi, Aribo, Etebo and Eze? it is one that will urge a squad.”
Pinnick has already hold meetings with a 21-year-old and his relatives and believes they have left well.
“I had a certain assembly with Ebere Eze in London and we spoke to his relatives as well,” pronounced Pinnick.
“He requested for a possibility to continue to concentration on his bar career that is going good so far, and that serve swell will be done in due course
“But we am quietly carefree that he will play for Nigeria soon.”
Eze, who has scored 7 goals and supposing 4 assists so distant this season, is deliberate as one of a hottest prospects outward of a Premier League.
His late chastisement double and altogether opening in a 3-2 divided win during Hull City in Oct were quite eye-catching.
However Pinnick’s open office of a actor has come underneath critique from fans and internal media, after a identical proceed with Tammy Abraham finished in disaster as a Chelsea striker chose to play for England instead.
“I have no regrets articulate to Eze, who visited me during home with his girlfriend,” he added.
Nigeria have formerly succeeded in gnawing adult former England girl internationals like Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina for a Super Eagles.
Eze was one of a series of British-born players, along with Ola Aina and Chuka Akpom, invited to sight with a Nigeria patrol in London behind in Mar 2017 – following a cancelled accessible with Burkina Faso.
Uncapped and ignored by manager Gernot Rohr after a London gathering, a former Wycombe Wanderers loanee afterwards went on to acquire 7 caps for a England under-20’s between 2018 and 2019.
In Aug 2018, he concluded a new agreement to stay during Championship bar QPR until 2021.