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EPL Star Wants To Switch Allegiance From England To African Giants

A Premier League star has decided to switch his international allegiance from England to one of Africa's biggest teams.

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Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman has only represented England at junior level, which included winning the U-20 World Cup four years ago.

However, the 24-year-old is eligible to represent due to his parents but Nigeria Football Federation chief scout Tunde Adelakun says there is a process in place to make things happen.

"We are aware of Lookman's desire to play for us and I have spoken to him as well. However, there is a process to it," NFF chief scout Tunde Adelakun told BBC Sport Africa.

"After this process, then comes the consideration and decision of the head coach [Gernot Rohr] on whether or when he deems it fit to get him involved."

In recent years, Sheyi Ojo, Chuba Akpom and Ike Ugbo have also availed themselves to the Super Eagles despite representing England at junior level.

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