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England Youth International Turned Down Chance To Play For Nigeria Against Senegal, Burkina Faso

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Nigeria has failed in their attempt to persuade a youth international player of England to pledge his immediate international future to the senior national team of Nigeria ahead of England.

Everton rising star Ademola Lookman who has represented England at various youth levels held talks with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, but requested for more time to decide on his senior international future.

Lookman wants to continue his career rise with the youth teams of England for the main time, and also focus on consolidating on his fine start for Everton before making a decision on his international future.

Rohr would have included the 20 year old in his squad for the upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso, if he had agreed to represent Nigeria when they talked few weeks ago.

Nigeria are however not giving up on their chances of luring the talented forward as Rohr still has plans of meeting up with him before the resumption of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.