There is no doubt that Everton striker, Ademola Lookman possesses great quality that’s yet to be utilized by his Premier League club and the Three Lions of England despite showing what he can offer during his transfer loan deal to RB Leipzig, last season in the German Bundesliga.
Reports have surfaced in the media of his potential move to change allegiance by doning the Super Eagles of Nigeria jersey instead of the Three Lions of England, however, of what impact will his addition be to the senior national team.
Having played in all the age-grade competitions (U-19, U-20 and U-21 youths, where he won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017), the youngster is still legible to play for Nigeria considering the fact that he has not played for England senior national team.
Lookman who may want to follow in the footsteps of Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Shola Ameobi, Semi Ajayi to mention a few, might have weigh his option properly based on what has happened to Nigerian players with British root and knowing fully that he might get a limited playing time with England.
Born to a Nigerian parents in Wandsworth, England, the 20-year old forward, has a good goal scoring techniques, pacy and dazzling skills that could add more value to the Super Eagles forward ranks that have Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru, Simon Nwankwo and Kelechi Iheanacho.
He’s surely going to give the Super Eagles strikers a run for their money if giving the chance to represent Nigeria by the team’s technical adviser, Gernot Rohr.
With Nigeria still battling to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the Nigeria Football Federation will be desperate to convince him to represent his father in order to release his dream.
By Augustine Akhilomen