Will Nigeria succeed in their bid to lure Arsenal youngster from England?

Nigeria are claimed to be keen on luring Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka into their international setup, despite his current allegiance.

The 18 year-old has enjoyed an amazing breakthrough season at the Emirates, earning a brand new contract for his troubles.

Saka is being tipped to break into the senior England set-up over the coming 12 months, ahead of the European Championships next summer, but the issue he may have in breaking into the first-team is the question marks over his best position.

The youngster has picked up a number of appearances this season, but having played at left-back, left wing-back, central midfield and on the wing, there is definitely a question mark over how to get the best out of him.

Saying that, he has impressed in each and every role assigned to him this term, despite starting the campaign at the tender age of 17, but has previously expressed his preference to play as a winger.

Gareth Southgate may now have a job on his hands to secure the future of Saka, with the DailyMail claiming that Nigeria look to tempt the wonderkid into their ranks by fast-tracking him into their senior side.

The Eagles have previously succeeded in luring Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Ola Aina from the England Youth levels, but with Saka likely to be given a shot in the England senior side in the near future, that job way well be tougher than their previous acquisitions.

Is Saka in line for an England call-up in September for the UEFA Nations League? Will Southgate take warning and sound out Saka about his England future?

Patrick

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6 Comments

  1. Sammygunner says:

    I will be glad if He comes to play for my dear country Nigeria….I love my country and just to say Good men of Integrity still exist overhere because I read bad stuffs from comments on Dailymail as regarding this topic on Nigeria….Please just to tell everyone here not to have negative feelings concerning that

    1. Declan says:

      There are bad people everywhere Sammygunner and there are bad newspapers too which the Mail is one of them. You sound like a good person and I hope you get your wish.

    2. Siamois says:

      Sammygunner :you must know deep down that he will choose England ,he was born and bred in the UK,if you were to ask him, he’d tell you that he is British more importantly he has a very good chance to be selected by England and pretty soon!

  2. Izuchukwu Okosi says:

    In all your report you never mentioned the fact that he has Nigerian blood in him as his father comes from there.

    At least give credit to the country where his father comes from.

    It won’t hurt again if he chooses the country where he was born in but at least give credit to Nigeria.

    Citizenship by registration or residence and all that are NOT natural. Man made it so.

    Working in the UK ought to be okay.

  3. Uzkido says:

    Kudos to Arsenalfc staff and coaches present and past.They have made him a wanted bride,a toast of all.But he still needs to focus on his club career.Its too early to get entangled in issues like this.

  4. Hamza musa says:

    We nigeria we can beg any body for playing at super eagles, let him chose his mine,

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