Southampton star, Nathan Tella, has said it would be a dream to play international football for Nigeria.
Tella admits he is keeping tabs on the Super Eagles at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Born in England to Nigerian parents, the 22-year-old is eligible to feature for the three-time African champions.
The route to playing for Nigeria would be easier for him, as he has never featured for any of England’s youth teams.
“I would love to play international football.
“That’s always been a dream of mine. If I went away with Nigeria, it would be something new and new experiences bring out the best in players.
“When I look at Che (Adams), I see that he has come back from Scotland as a more mature player. There is no reason why I can’t do that; come back a more mature person,” Tella told HampshireLive.
He continued: “I’m always keeping an eye on AFCON. I’m Nigerian, so I always want to focus and watch the games.”
Having played anywhere from striker to right-back for Saints this season, Tella boasts a versatility that could be an advantage for the handlers of the Nigerian national team.