President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has stated clearly that Leicester City forward, Ademola Lookman is on the brink of switching allegiance to Nigeria.
Lookman has featured for England national team Under 19, 20 and 21 and he is eligible to play for the Three-Lions who were runners-up at the 2020 EURO competition.
Pinnick is currently in the United Kingdom where he has visited some Super Eagles players like Alex Iwobi, Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Etebo.
According to the reports on GOAL and The Will, the FIFA Executive Council Member explained that he has also spoken with Odion Ighalo for the possibility of him returning to the national team.
The former Manchester United striker retired from the national team after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where Nigeria finished as third best.
“Ademola Lookman is excited about fighting for a shirt in the Super Eagles. He loves Nigeria. By His Grace we shall conclude the switch very soon.
“I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetic youthful Osimhen, Onuachu, Kelechi et al.
“Odion’s body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club.
“The vibe going into these last two games and indeed Afcon is very good,” he said.