Leipzig's Lookman dumps England for Nigeria

Leipzig's Lookman dumps England for Nigeria
Freiburg's Robin Koch (R) in action against Leipzig's Ademola Lookman (C)

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jan 27, 2020. 17:00

RB Leipzig star Ademola Lookman is switching his international allegiance from England to Nigeria.


The 22-year-old forward, who was born in England to parents of Nigerian descent, has been playing for the European country’s youth national teams.


The news was revealed by Nigeria’s technical assistant Tunde Adelakun when speaking to Opera News,


“Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order,” Adelakun said.


“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 helped England win the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the Korea Republic.


The former Everton player was also part of the England team which won the 2017 Toulon U20 Four Nations tournamen in France.






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