According to sources closer to the Super Eagles of Nigeria coaching staff, Southampton and Crystal Palace youngsters are ready to represent Nigeria.
Austin Eguavoen, the coach of the Super Eagles, and his assistance Emmanuel Amunike were in London last week with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
Their aim was to persuade four Anglo Nigerians to join the west African giants.
Through a close acquaintance, Eguavoen chatted on the phone with Crystal Palace’s Ebere Eze and Michael Olise.
While the circumstances of their conversation are still unclear, Olise has consented to play for Nigeria, but will do so after the World Cup qualifying playoff.
Eze, for one, has requested more time and stated that he is still working his way back to full fitness following a lengthy injury layoff, claiming that even if he files for switch now, he will most likely not be cleared to play for Nigeria this year. Olise doesn’t have any.
According to close sources to the Super Eagles coaching crew, Fulham and English defender, Tosin Adarzbioyo, has no intention of switching his nationality, he intends to continue playing for England at the senior international level.
The crew also had a conversation with Nathan Tella of Southampton.
Tella voiced his enthusiasm for the opportunity to play for Nigeria, telling the crew that he is ready to go if called up as soon as next month when they face Ghana.
He will, however, need to complete his change of nationality before then.