Luton Town's Elijah Adebayo said he remains open to playing for the Super Eagles

NIGERIA-eligible English Premier League striker Elijah Adebayo has declared that he is prepared to commit his senior international future to the Super Eagles in a development he said would please his parents greatly.


Adebayo, 26, has been in great form for the newly promoted Premier League side Luton Town, scoring nine goals in his 23 domestic league appearances this season, including an hat-trick against Brighton.  His knack for scoring goals has led to him being courted by several clubs who would like to bolster their squad with his presence.


Born in England to Nigerian parents, Adebayo has opened the door to feature for the Super Eagles of Nigeria now, or later in the future when the opportunity for him comes. A large section of the Nigerian football community who would like to see him in the green-white-green of the Super Eagles and he might yet oblige them.


Adebayo said: “I would like to play for Nigeria, it would make my mum happy, make her proud. That’s something we’ve spoken about. Playing for England? It would be a case of whichever comes first. My mum would be proud if I played for Nigeria or England but Nigeria especially."


During the recent African Cup of Nations, Adebayo’s mother was busy cheering the Super Eagles on throughout the tournament. Nigeria finished as runners-up in the tournament, losing 1-2 to hosts Ivory Coast in the final last Sunday.