Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has contacted Arsenal’s rave of the moment Bukayo Saka to
play for Nigeria.
The Eagles’ Chief Scout cum Rohr’s Personal Assistant Tunde Adelakun revealed this to SPORTINGLIFE exclusively from his base in England.
“The boy (Bukayo Saka) wants to concentrate on his club career. He is still very young and his parents and advisers believe it is too premature for him to be faced with major decisions on International football. He is only
18 years old.
“We have reached him. I have made the approach and that is what I have been told. We cannot exert pressure on a young 18-year-old to decide on such major issues unless it comes from him”, Adelakun explained to SPORTINGLIFE from his base in England yesterday.
There has been rave reviews about the performance of the 18-year-old who surprised Arsenal fans with his sublime football skills, composure and absolute confidence during the just-concluded season.
This sparked a huge debate regarding his international future at the senior level since he is eligible to play for his adopted country England and his fatherland Nigeria since his parents are Nigerians.
Saka was quoted by Sky Sports last month, “It’s a tough choice. I’m happy to have represented England at the youth level but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents.
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“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 told Sky Sport in an interview in July this year.