London - The quartet of Jordon Ibe, Dele Alli, Dominic Iorfa
and Chuba Akpom have been called to the England U21 squad for their games
against the United States of America and Norway.
The players, who play for Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur,
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City respectively, have Nigerian parents and
are therefore eligible for Nigeria's Super Eagles, but have been called to
Gareth Southgate's team.
Ibe, who was recently approached by Nigeria to switch his
allegiance to the Super Eagles, is earning his first call to the England U21
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is also earning a first call
up to the England U21's after impressing for Spurs so far this season.
Meanwhile, defender Dominic Iorfa makes the step-up from
last year's under-20s, along with Arsenal's Chuba Akpom, who is on loan at
Championship club, Hull City.
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Despite this call ups to the England U21's however, all four
of them remain eligible to play for the Super Eagles.
New Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh visited Ibe and his
parents in Liverpool earlier this month, with a view to convincing him to
choose Nigeria ahead of England, but it remains unclear if he will settle for
the Super Eagles ahead of the Three Lions.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick reportedly spoke to Chuba Akpom
months back, but it seems the forward is more disposed to playing for England.
Out of the four, only Dominic Iorfa Jnr. looks the most
likely to play for Nigeria, with his father being a former Nigeria
Dele Alli is however yet to be approached.For
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