Newcastle United transfer target Ademola Lookman has finally dumped England for Super Eagles after switching his international allegiance to the three-time African Champions Super Eagles.

The 22-year-old forward who was a member of the England U-20 squad that won the FIFA Youth World Cup in 2017, wants to switch nationalities to represent the country of his parents.

Lukman  played for premier league side Everton before making a season long loan move to the bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.

Lookman returned to RB Leipzig on 25 July 2019 on a five-year deal after a successful loan spell at the Bundesliga outfit were scored 5 goals in 11 appearances but the London-born has failed to make an impression since joining Die Bullen from Everton and Newcastle United ready to bring the Super Eagles hopeful back to Premier League.

Nigeria’s technical assistant Tunde Adelakun told Opera News: “Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order,”

“It’s a positive step forward when made his commitment to Nigeria and we are just waiting for a Fifa clearance.

“Once the go-ahead is sorted, it will be up to coach Gernot Rohr to decide if his club performance would earn him a call-up.”

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A top official of the Super Eagles has welcomed his decision and he is now awaiting approval from world governing body the FIFA.


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