Nigeria is about to lose mesmerizing attacking midfielder and Queens Park Rangers playmaker Ebere Eze to England as the 1966 World Cup champions continue to pluck some of Nigeria’s most talented youngsters.
It was just weeks ago that we saw England call up the fantastic duo of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, and now Nigeria may yet see another star of the future, QPR’s Ebere Eze, snapped up by the European nation.
The 21-year-old has reportedly accepted a call-up to feature for England U21s in upcoming matches against Albania and the Netherlands.
Eze had attracted attention from football-loving Nigerian fans following his scintillating form for QPR this season and scoring six times in the championship already this season.
The 5ft 8in midfield wonder, due to his Nigerian ancestry, is believed to be opened to the idea of playing for the Super Eagles having previously trained with the Nigeria national team and is friends with Everton playmaker Alex Iwobi.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr once revealed that the Greenwich-born lad was under the watch list of the national team handlers but later hinted that Eze refused the opportunity to play for the three-time African champions in the forthcoming 2021 AFCON qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
However, should Eze play for the Three Lions against the Albanians in an U-21 EURO qualifier on Friday 15 November, he would have to apply to FIFA to change his association if he decides to play for Nigeria in future.