Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have opened moves to ensure Derby County of England defender, Fikayo Tomori accepts a switch in national team allegiance and play for the Super Eagles.
Although Tomori is also elligible to play for Canada, he was a part of England’s winning team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017, but footballlive.ng gathered that the NFF believe he can still be convinced to play for Nigeria at senior level.
With that in view, top shots at The Glasshouse have already commenced moves to link up with the defender, who is on loan from Chelsea, and was in top form during Wednesday’s Carabao Cup shock victory against Manchester United.
Information reaching footballlive.ng indicates that the NFF moguls were actually motivated to seek a move for Tomori after his heroics against Manchester, but they are equally encouraged by recent comments from Liverpool winger, Sheyi Ojo that he is ready to star for the Eagles.
Ojo, who is on loan at Reims of France from Liverpool, has also hit top form, such that hearing him admit a strong desire to star for Nigeria has become a huge boost to the NFF’s plans of hooking all of the country’s players in Diaspora.
That same emotion has now spurred moves to hook Tomori as well, with a top source affirming that a formal approach will be made to the player before this month runs out, which should be this weekend.