Folarin Balogun To Consults Parents Over Nigeria Switch


Arsenal of England youngster, Folarin Balogun has disclosed that he will consult his parents before making a final decision on his international future, as he is still eligible to play for England, USA and Nigeria.



Although he has already starred for England at youth level, Balogun admits pressure has been on him to switch allegiance to Nigeria, but can report that he is yet to make up his mind.


Born in New York, Balogun has been in England since he was two, but is still under consideration for a switch to Nigeria, despite representing his adopted country at the 2018 UEFA European U-17 Championship.

During that competition, the 17-year-old Gunners’ kid played four games and England reached the semi-finals, but that came after he also played for the United States’ under-18 team in four friendlies and got two goals.

He has now admitted that he owes allegiances to all three countries, hence his decision to hold crunch talks with his parents before finally opting for one of the three for his international future.

Balogun expatiated: ”I haven’t yet declared who I will commit my future to internationally.
”My parents were born in Nigeria and I have been in England since I was two years old, so I can play for both those countries too.

”I have several youth caps playing for England and I enjoy their style of play which is similar to Arsenal’s.

“I was born in New York, so can play for the USA. (So,) I will be discussing matters with my parents and will then decide.”


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