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Jordan Ibe Set to Drop Nigeria for England

Valentine Chinyem

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Liverpool FC star Jordon Ibe is set to commit his international future to England – despite Nigeria’s attempts to convince him to switch his allegiance.

Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh held talks with the 19-year-old winger at Melwood on Wednesday about his international future.

Bermondsey-born Ibe has represented England at under-18, 19 and 20 level but is eligible to play for the Super Eagles as his dad David is from Nigeria.

However, while flattered by Nigeria’s desire to get him on board, we understood that the talented teenager is still hoping to launch an international career with England.

Ibe is expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21s squad for next month’s matches against USA and Norway.

He could still change his mind until he has played a competitive fixture for the senior side but considering his progress with Liverpool it’s unlikely to be long before Roy Hodgson calls upon him.

Ibe has been Liverpool’s standout performer in pre-season and is expected to start in Sunday’s Premier League opener at Stoke City.

 

Culled from Vanguard News