Arsenal and England Under 21 striker, Folarin Balogun, has admitted he’s open to playing for Nigeria if the NFF invites him despite being eligible for two other countries.
The hot and firing 21-year-old striker was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and has represented England in four age group levels.
However, he is still eligible to switch nationality and play for Nigeria because he hasn’t featured for any other country at senior level, per FIFA rules.
“I haven’t heard anything from Nigeria, but I’m open to anything because Nigeria is very close to my heart,” he told BBC Sport Africa.
“My family’s from there. I always have love for Nigeria.”
Despite scoring 11 goals in 26 England caps from U17 to U21 level, Balogun says he will not rule out representing the Super Eagles.
“That’s a conversation that I need to have with people around me, my agent and obviously my family,” added Balogun.
“But if I was asked about the opportunity to play for Nigeria, then I can have that conversation. But first I need to be asked.”
The 21-year-old is currently enjoying his spell in the Ligue 1 with Reims, scoring 7 goals and providing 2 assists in 12 games.