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England-born Nigerian who plays for England U21 may end up playing for the Super Eagles

As many as three players who have represented England at youth levels have ended up playing for the senior national team of Nigeria and it appears there's another who might make the switch from the Three Lions' den to the Super Eagles' nest. 

Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and Ademola Lookman have all played for the England youth team before switching to represent the senior team of Nigeria, meanwhile, players like Joe Aribo, Calvin Bassey and Osayi-Samuel were all eligible to play for England, either through birth or their parents, but then decided to pledge their future to the senior national team of Nigeria. 

They have all established themselves as full time internationals with the senior national team of Nigeria, paving the way for others who are also in the same situation to toe the same line in the nearest future.

According to an article by OwnGoalnigeria, a reporter by the name Mark John who covers Chelsea affairs exclusively believes an England U21 player could make the jump to the Super Eagles camp in the not-too-distant future, in the person of Noni Madueke.

During the last international break, Madueke had scored twice in a 7-1 rout of Luxembourg which retained their hopes of making it to the U21 Euros alive.

“I really think he won’t get into the England setup anytime soon and that will accelerate his decision making if the option of playing for Nigeria is still on the table. He is only 22 but he is very ambitious. I don’t see him waiting for long before taking the next options for his international career. I personally see him playing for Nigeria in the immediate than  England and I believe he knows that as well,” he said.

Understanding there’s quite a lot of competition at that position he plays currently in the England squad among his peers; namely, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, Cole Palmer and Harvey Elliot, the England-born Nigerian have a big decision to make concerning his international career.

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