Jordan Ibe wants Nigeria call-up after repeated snub by England

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England-born Nigerian winger Jordon Ibe is ready to make a U-turn and pledge his international allegiance to his fatherland after being repeatedly overlooked by his preferred England.

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The 20-year-old Liverpool player, who now plays for another Premier League side, Bournemouth, initially snubbed request that he plays for the Super Eagles.

Mirror Uk, reports that a source close to the Nigerian Football Federation said, “Jordon is willing to listen to what we have to offer.

“We are hoping he finds the project enticing enough to dump England where he is a youth international and play for Nigeria at senior level.”

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Ibe was openly courted by former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, who even traveled to Liverpool to meet with the player and his representatives.

But the winger who was then seen as a huge prospect at Anfield, was bent on featuring for England.

Oliseh said, “Jordon Ibe’s family informed me by telephone call that he was giving priority to an England call-up. We wish them well.”

Since that time, the player’s stock has fallen rapidly, losing his Liverpool place and having to make the switch to Bournemouth with an England spot no longer in sight.

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He has represented England at all levels from under 18s and has four under-21 caps for the country.

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