Former England international John Fashanu says Manchester City highly rated teen defender Tosin Adarabioyo could dump England for Nigeria, if the West African nation secures qualification for the next World Cup in Russia.
18 year old Adarabioyo is widely regarded as one of the top teen defenders in England following a string of fine performances for Manchester City in their pre season games.
Born to a Nigerian father and an English mother, the centre back is highly regarded by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as an integral part of the future of the team.
Adarabioyo is reportedly keen on representing England ahead of Nigeria where his parents hail from, however Fashanu believes he has no chance of playing for England at the next World Cup but could stand a chance with Nigeria.
The former captain of Wimbledon told Owngoalnigeria.com in a chat that players are usually moved by the prospect of playing at the senior World Cup.
” It’s a no brainer, If Nigeria qualifies for the World Cup, I doubt if Adarabioyo will say no to Nigeria if they approach him, it’s key for every player to play at the World Cup and the pull might be too much for him to resist, especially if England are not in for him” He said.