Lagos - Nigeria have finally missed out on Tottenham Hotspur
midfielder, Dele Alli, after the 19-year old was called up to the senior
England squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Lithuania and Estonia.
The midfielder is eligible to represent Nigeria through his
father, but will not be playing for the Super Eagles, after he was listed by
the England manager, Roy Hodgson for the England senior squad.
Also read: Six Anglo-Nigerians in action for England's youth teams
Alli has previously represented England at junior and youth
levels, but remained eligible for Nigeria and there were expectations he would
choose the Super Eagles over the Three Lions, but reacting to his inclusion to
the England squad, the 19-year old expressed delight to have been called up.
"Also I would like to say thank you for all the
messages! I am delighted to have been called up for the England senior
team," the youngster tweeted.
It makes two, the number of Anglo-Nigerian players to have
chosen England over Nigeria in recent weeks, as Liverpool forward Jordon Ibe
also stated his preference for the Three Lions over the Super Eagles.For
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