Nigeria Or England? Bukayo Saka Reveals Choice

Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka has admitted he faces a dilemma in deciding where his international future lies between Nigeria and England.

The supremely talented 18-year-old has represented England in the youth ranks and was a member of the young Lions team that made it to the semifinals of the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

Saka, however, qualifies to represent Nigeria where his parents were born.

The versatile player is enjoying a breakout season at Arsenal after coming through the youth set-up and has scored four goals and weighed in with 11 assists in 38 games so far.

His excellent showing and apparent promise has prompted Nigeria to start making overtures to the player to pitch his international tent with the three-time African champions.

Saka, however, told Sky Sports News that he is presently conflicted at the “tough choice” of deciding between Nigeria and England, and would rather focus on his football and make the decision on his international future at a later date. 

“It’s a tough choice,” Saka told the news channel. “I’m happy to have represented England at youth level, but I’m also proud of my Nigerian heritage from my parents.

“We haven’t been picked by any team so it’s about staying humble, and when the time comes, we’ll make the decision.”