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‘I haven’t heard from Nigeria, but I’m open to anything’ – Arsenal star, Folarin Balogun refuses to shut the door on switching international allegiances

Oct 25, 2022

Arsenal and England U21 star, Folarin Balogun has admitted that he’s ‘open’ to switching international allegiances from England to Nigeria.

 

The 21-year-old has spent the season on loan with Reims and already scored seven goals in the league campaign. 

 

The striker has now admitted that the if the Green Eagles ‘asked’ for his services then he would have to ‘have that conversation’.

 

Speaking to BBC Sport Africa, Balogun said: ‘I haven’t heard anything from Nigeria, but I’m open to anything because Nigeria is very close to my heart. My family’s from there. I always have love for Nigeria.’

 

‘That’s a conversation that I need to have with people around me, my agent and obviously my family.

 

‘But if I was asked about the opportunity to play for Nigeria, then I can have that conversation. But first I need to be asked.’

 

Balogun has represented England at U17, U18, U20 and U21 level but is yet to make a senior appearance for the Three Lions. His most recent appearance saw him notch in a 3-1 win over Germany U21s last month.