sheyi ojo to consider playing for nigeria

17:15    24 Sep 2018

Nigerian winger Sheyi Ojo
England Under-20 youth international Sheyi Ojo has revealed that he would consider switching allegiance to Nigeria at senior level if the Super Eagles were to express their interest.

Ojo is currently on-loan at French Ligue 1 club Reims from Liverpool and is eligible to represent the West African country because his parents are Nigerians.

In an interview with BBC Sport, Ojo admitted that he is open to the idea of following in the footsteps of Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina among others.

"To be honest, I don't know much about it (Nigerian interest), but if they call me I'd be honoured to go to Nigeria," Ojo told BBC Sport.

"It's obviously a massive nation. I'm just really focused on club football at the moment, but I'm excited for the future, both club and country.

"My parents are originally from Nigeria as well, so they know a lot about it. They've always been keen on the idea [to represent Nigeria] but so far I've mainly been focusing on club football.

Ojo continued: "Of course, if I was to get selected I'd definitely think about it, I'd never turn down Nigeria.

"I'm from Nigeria originally so it'd be an honour, likewise with England as well. If I keep doing well, opportunities will come by for club and country.

"It's not really something I'm thinking about at the moment but you never know what could happen in the future."

The 21-year-old played a key role in helping England to 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup glory, featuring five times as the Young Lions lifted the crown following a 1-0 win over Venezuela in the final.
 

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