Nigeria have approached Liverpool‘s highly-rated winger Sheyi Ojo in a bid to secure his international future.
Ojo – who turns 19 in June – is eligible to represent Nigeria, the country of his parent’s heritage, as well as England, where he was born, with the former hoping to steal a march.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the Football Association are also interested in the 18-year-old and don’t want another scenario to occur like the one that saw Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi pledge his international allegiance to the Super Eagles.
Iwobi, like Ojo, was highly rated within the FA and featured in every youth group between under-16 and 19, but the FA would lose out to Nigeria and they fear the same could happen with Ojo.
Ojo made his Liverpool debut as a substitute earlier in the year under Jurgen Klopp in a third round FA Cup tie against Exeter City, and he has since made nine further appearances.
He is set to play in the club’s final Premier League game of the season away to West Brom today.
An impressive display could see him make the Europa League final squad against Sevilla next week.
In his seven league appearances for the Reds to date, he’s yet to score but has created three goals. Furthermore, he’s yet to commit to either national team but that could be a decision he’ll soon make.
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