Nigeria manager, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he was still keen on persuading Everton’s Ademola Lookman to play for the Super Eagles.
Lookman helped England win the 2017 Under-20 World Cup, but is eligible to switch allegiances as he is yet to play for the senior side.
The 21-year-old was born in England but qualifies for Nigeria through his parents, and has been a target for Nigeria for two years.
“He plays for the youth now but we hope he can change his mind and play for us,” Rohr told BBC Sport.
“He’s a player we know can add something to the team.
“Getting a player to change his national choice is not easy, quick and the process is never so straightforward.
“First we must be sure he wants to come. And hope to get it cleared by Fifa.
“Then the most important part is that he brings something new, different and better than we have.”