Nigeria in danger of losing Everton’s Ademola Lookman to England

Nigeria in danger of losing Everton’s Ademola Lookman to England

Nigeria is in danger of losing another of their best prospects with the news that England Manager Gareth Southgate is trying to ensure that Ademola Lookman stays with the Three Lions.


Lookman is reported to have agreed to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles having played for the English team at all junior level.


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


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


The London-born forward 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 Nigeria 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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