England starlet open to Nigeria switch

English Premier League

Ojo, 21, has been earmarked as one of the most promising talents in England since joining the Reds from MK Dons back in 2011.

But after 43 England caps from under-16 to under-21 level and U20 World Cup glory, Ojo is keen to fly with the Super Eagles.

Currently, on loan at French club Reims, the technically gifted winger is eligible to play for the African giants due to his parents' heritage.

"To be honest, I don't know much about it (Nigeria interest), but if they call me I'd be honoured to go to Nigeria," Ojo told BBC Sport.

"It's obviously a massive nation. I'm just really focused on club football at the moment, but I'm excited for the future, both club and country.

"My parents are originally from Nigeria as well, so they know a lot about it. They've always been keen on the idea [to represent Nigeria] but so far I've mainly been focusing on club football.

"It's starting to get to the time where I have to start thinking about my future. And of course, if Nigeria were to call me now it would be an honour."

Nigeria have enticed England youth internationals Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina in recent years and look set to gain Everton's Ademola Lookman imminently.

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