England youth international Ademola Lookman has applied to compete for Nigeria at senior level.
The 22-year-old, who won the U20 World Cup in 2017, holds a UK passport and wants to switch nationalities to represent the country of his parents.
A top official of the Super Eagles has welcomed his decision and he is now awaiting approval from world governing body the FIFA.
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“Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order,” Nigeria’s technical assistant Tunde Adelakun told Opera News.
“It’s a positive step forward when made his commitment to Nigeria and we are just waiting for a Fifa clearance.
“Once the go-ahead is sorted, it will be up to coach Gernot Rohr to decide if his club performance would earn him a call up.”
Lookman scored 12 goals in 49 games for Charlton before joining Everton in January 2017.
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