Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is not giving up on Ola Aina even if he joins any club in the English Championship.
According to an inside source close to the coach of the Nigeria National team Gernot Rohr, Chelsea man Ola Aina will still be in the frame for a call up to Nigeria’s senior national team, whether he joins an English Championship team or not.
It appears Rohr isn’t keen on maintaining the rule set by former Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh, that does not allow players from a League’s lower division to feature in the senior National team.
Norwich City and Hull City have been planning to land the 20 year old this summer but a close source to Rohr confirms speculations surrounding his move won’t affect calling up Aina to the Eagles team.
According to Owngoalnigeria.com, the inside source said: ‘I’m hearing about the rule for the first time, but that said Aina is still at Chelsea, and even if he moves to the Championship, his future with Nigeria won’t be affected by playing in English second tier league.
” Already the manager has seen what he likes in him, but you must also consider the Championship, it’s a very competitive league with players of various nationals playing in it. Beside it’s rated by many as the fourth strongest league in Europe. So it isn’t bad at all”.
Aina pledged his loyalty to Nigeria earlier in the year.