Former Super Eagles left-back Mutiu Adegoke hopes that Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka represents Nigeria in future.
There have been clarion calls by large section of Nigerian football fans for Saka to be capped for the Nigerian national team as the England U-19 international could be included in the England’s squad for their international matches same month.
Saka whose father is from the Yoruba ethnic group in South western part of Nigeria has become arguably Arsenal’s most impressive player of late with nine assists and three goals in all competitions for the Gunners has been tipped to represent England as he declared that no formal channel of communication has been established with the Nigeria Football Federation.
“I think the German knows what is doing. I believe the young lad would have is time definitely,” Adegoke who had three caps for Nigeria told allnigeriasoccer.com on Friday.
“My take on that, Bukayo has to decide which country he wants to play for; England or Nigeria.
“And again most players that have advantage of playing in England from tender age, would be dreaming of playing for England because we all know there’s no pension for former national team players in Nigeria which of course they get the advantage with England national team,” the former Shooting Stars and Dolphins FC defender further stated.
Responding to allnigeriasoccer.com’s question of being played at the left back position even if he can’t have the same game time at the left wing role, Adegoke agreed in the affirmative and stressed the need to be versatile.
“It won’t be a bad situation. I was once playing as a midfielder before playing as left-back.
“Like I said earlier if he decides to play for them because believe me he’s good player, good luck to him but we do need his versatility and goal threat for Nigeria. This boy is good. He will offer competition to our current players in his positions,” Adegoke concluded.