Ademola Lookman wanted by Nigeria but England “doing as much as we possibly can” to keep him

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Gareth Southgate insists England are doing everything to stop Ademola Lookman switching allegiances to play for Nigeria.

The Nigerian FA are confident they can tempt the Everton winger, even though he is a regular for the Three Lions’ Under-21 side.

London-born Lookman is eligible to play for the African country through his parents, but England seniors boss Southgate remains confident they can keep the 20-year-old who had an impressive spell on loan at Germany’s RB Leipzig last season.

The Nigerian FA are confident of getting Lookman to switch loyalties (Image: Reuters)

Southgate said: “I know every country is quite aggressive in their recruiting and I know they have always had an interest in him, but he is playing and has been in our squads, the 20s, 21s.

“So in terms of encouragement through game time, we are doing as much as we possibly can.”

 

 

 

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