Highly rated 18 year old Sunderland Super talent Joel Asoro says he is open to the idea of playing for Nigeria, and admitted contacts has been made with the national team handlers of Nigeria.
Asoro represented Sweden at U-17 level and scored an impressive 14 goals in 21 goals, which earned him a step up to the U21 team at the age of 16, where he also found the back of the net.
Known for his pace, power and goal scoring abilities in the box, the 18 year old is destined for great things. Already he was on list of players nominated for the prestigious European Golden Boy award alongside the likes of Kevin Mbappe and Gabriel Jesus in April.
He Sunderland in the summer of 2015 and quickly settled into life on Wearside, netting seven goals in just 14 appearances for the Under-18 squad in 2015/16. The following year, August 21st, he became Sunderland and Sweden’s youngest ever Premier League player when he came on as an 81st minute sub against Middlesbrough.
On the international scene he qualifies to represent Nigeria and Sweden, where he is already a full fledged youth international, while in two years time he will be eligible for England , but Nigeria are not giving up yet on him as contacted has been established with him already.
“They (Nigeria) have contacted me” Asoro is quoted as saying on SVT
“We will see what happens if I do not get into the A national team in Sweden. I’ll probably choose Nigeria”
England is also a possibility. If I live in England for two more years, i can play for their national team,” he says.