Everton's Ademola Lookman considers switching allegiance to Nigeria in hope of making World Cup squad

EVERTON striker Ademola Lookman could be set to switch his allegiance from England ahead of the World Cup as he plans to meet up with Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) officials in Germany this week .


Lookman, 20, is currently an England youth international, having played for the U21 team after joining Everton from Charlton Athletic. He was gradually making his way into the Everton starting line-up but last month shocked the club by demanding that he be loaned out to German side RB Leipzig.


Now a regular starter in Die Bundesliga, Lookman appears to be considering switching his allegiance from England to Nigeria in the hope of making the Super Eagles World Cup squad. He first met with officials from Nigeria last year and is now open to the idea of playing for Nigeria so will talk to them again soon.


After last year's meeting, Lookman told the NFF that he will consider their approach after representing England at the 2017 U20 Fifa Championship which England won. Nigeria have now approached him for further talks and according to German news outfit Welt, Lookman has been promised a spot in the Super Eagles World Cup squad in Russia later in the year.


Last week, Lookman got his loan spell in the Bundesliga off to a flying start when he netted the winner on his debut by scoring the lone goal for RB Leipzig against Borussia Monchengladbach‎. If Lookman wants to switch his allegiance to Nigeria, he will have to get clearance from Fifa.