Former England youth worldwide Ovie Ejaria is ready for clearance from Fifa as a way to play for Nigeria at senior degree.
The 22-year-old Studying midfielder, who spent six years at Liverpool however solely made eight senior appearances for the Premier League champions, helped England win the 2017 Underneath-20 World Cup.
The Nigeria Soccer Federation president Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the method for him to swap allegiances has been began.
He’s eligible to play for the Tremendous Eagles via his mother and father, however he must wait till subsequent 12 months whereas Fifa ratifies his change from England.
Soccer’s world governing physique has confirmed “that on the time of writing, Fifa has not cleared the participant in relation to the subject you point out.”
“Consequently, we’re not ready to remark any additional nor to provide an estimation as to the potential time line.”
Ejaria had mortgage spells at Sunderland and Scottish membership Glasgow Rangers earlier than transferring to English Championship leaders Studying in August.
He can change allegiances as he’s but to play for the Three Lions at senior degree and coach Gernot Rohr is eager to fortify his midfield, based on his scouts.
He beforehand skilled with the Nigeria under-17 aspect in 2013 earlier than showing for the England under-20s in a 3-1 pleasant win over Germany in October 2016.
Nigeria have beforehand succeeded convincing a number of former England youth internationals like Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina to swap allegiances.
Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo additionally instructed the BBC in September 2018 that he would like to characterize Nigeria in the event that they strategy him.
Ejaria scored three objectives and offered 5 assists in 39 video games for Studying final season earlier than becoming a member of on a everlasting deal in August.
He has scored as soon as in six matches this time period for the Championship leaders as he recovers from a muscle damage.