England could be on the verge of losing one of their youth international to Nigeria following moves by Nigeria to lure talented forward Ike Ugbo to switch allegiance to them.
Already Manchester United fast rising midfielder Tosin Kehinde has committed his future to Nigeria, and even met with coach Gernot Rohr before the Super Eagles game against Serbia in London.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that Kehinde wasn’t the only Anglo-Nigerian who had a chat with officials of the Nigerian team as Ike Ugbo, widely viewed by many as one of the brightest prospect in the Chelsea youth set up also met with officials of the Nigeria Football Federation during the week.
It is believed that productive talks were held with the 19 year old forward, who scored a total of 63 goals in 102 appearances for Chelsea at U-18, U-19 and U23 level.
His form lead to a new improved contract at Chelsea, and it will see him remain at Stamford Bridge till the summer of 2021. A sign of how well they view him as a part of the future of the club.
Presently out on loan to League one side MK Don, 19 year old Ugbo, who spent the second half of last season on loan to Barnsley has represented England at U-17 and 20 level.