Folarin Balogun, who is on loan at Reims from Arsenal, is now set to represent the USA at international level.
The striker had the option to play for the United States, England or Nigeria – the nation of his parents’ birth – at the senior level.
But he has applied for, and received, a one-time-switch waiver from FIFA – allowing him to represent the United States.
Balogun – the Brooklyn-born, London-raised forward – will be able to represent the nation of his birth at the international level.
This season, he has scored 19 goals and two assists in 34 matches for the Ligue 1 side.
But he failed to receive any callups from England manager Gareth Southgate to the senior team. He’s expressed his frustration through social media multiple times.