According to reports from SportsMail, Nigeria are making moves to snatch Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka, from England.
Saka is being tipped to make it into Gareth Southgate’s squad, following a breakthrough season with the Gunners.
The 18-year-old has already represented England at junior level and currently plays for the U-19 side. However, he is in line to be promoted to the U-21 at the very least.
This has prompted Nigeria to start a preparation on how to speed up Saka’s persuasion in order to join the Super Eagles.
Their plans to call up Saka has taken a back seat in recent weeks owing to the long delay in international football due to coronavirus. But with national team matches due to return in September, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will ramp up their efforts, with Saka still to make a final decision.
In recent years, the three-time African champions have successfully persuaded Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and Victor Moses to switch allegiance from England.