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Adeboyejo Targets Golden Eaglets

Leyton Orient striker Victor Adeboyejo has set his sights on representing the Golden Eaglets after committing his international future to Nigeria instead of England.

The 16-year-old, who previously represented Arsenal, is regarded as one of the top talents at Brisbane Road.

He's inching closer to making his first team debut for The O's, having made the 18-man squad for the games against Doncaster Rovers (League One) and Oldham Athletic (FA Cup).

“It would be an honour to play for Nigeria as both my parents and most of my family are from there,” Adeboyejo said to

“My parents have advised that I play for Nigeria but they are supportive with my decision, be it to play for Nigeria or England.'”

The former Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic academy player went on to highlight his qualities, adding that he models his game on Seattle Sounder star Obafemi Martins.

“The quality I would bring into the Nigeria Under 17 squad is that physically I am strong,” he said.

“I am also a fast player and I love to score goals, and If I'm given a chance by Emmanuel Amuneke I know I'll score a lot of goals for the team.

“Obafemi Martins was one Nigerian striker that I thought was good and I tried to pick up things from him that I can add to my game in terms of his pace and power.”

Adeboyejo has had a storming start to the season, scoring 10 goals in 16 appearances for Leyton Orient's youth team, and this is supplemented with a solitary strike for the Reserves.

He will be staying put at Leyton Orient till June 30, 2016 if both parties honour the agreement that was signed this summer.


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