President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick is optimistic Eberechi Eze will soon pledge his international future to the country.
Eze who was born in England to Nigerian parents, has been persuaded to represent his fatherland and despite featuring for England U21 team twice back in November, he’s still eligible to represent the Super Eagles.
Pinnick recently held a meeting with the 21-year-old as he tries to convince him to play for Nigeria rather than England.
Nigeria will however hope he follows in the footsteps of former England youth internationals Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina, who all played for the Eagles.
NFF president is hopeful he will turn out for Nigeria rather than the Three Lions at senior level.
“He requested for the chance to continue to focus on his club career which is going well so far, and that further progress will be made in due course.”
“But I am confidently hopeful that he will play for Nigeria soon,” the NFF president told BBC.
Eze who is considered one of the hottest property outside the Premier League,has scored seven goals and made four assists in 20 games for QPR this season.