Ademola Lookman’s Future: Southgate Sweating To Keep Youngster For England


England Manager 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.

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.”

Pulse Nigeria revealed from a close to Lookman, the 20-year-old is set to announce his decision to switch his allegiance to Nigeria.

This is after he turned down the opportunity to switch his allegiance to Nigeria after a meeting with Amaju Pinnick-who is the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)-earlier in 2018.

Although it not known what changed his stance, Pulse Sports source revealed the 20-year-old has made up his mind to play for Nigeria.

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Source: wolexis

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