Arsenal wonderkid, Bukayo Saka, has hinted that he will represent Nigeria at the senior national team level, though not completely ruling out the possibility of donning the Three Lions’ jersey.
Saka, who is the Gunners biggest revelation for the 2019/2020 season, was born in England to a Nigerian parents 18years ago.
His wonderful performances at Emirate this season is expected to spark a war between the English and Nigerian national teams- a replay of incident that characterised the breakthrough season of another Arsenal youth team graduate, Alex Iwobi.
In his interview with Sky Sports News, the skillful winger admitted that chosing between the two countries will be a tough choice but is optimistic that he will make the right choice “when the time comes”.
“I’m happy to have represented England at youth level but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents.
“We haven’t been picked by any team so it’s about staying humble and when the time comes we’ll make the decision,” Saka said.
Nigeria has lost some of its countrymen to the Three Lions in the past with players like John Fashanu, Gabby Agbonlahor and Dele Ali all electing to represent England ahead of spots in the Super Eagles team.