The Franco-German has clarified what happened among him and the 23-year-old, who as of late suppressed a report connecting him toward the West African.
Nigeria mentor Gernot Rohr has expressed he will never ask any player to play for the national group, and proposed Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing utilized him to get the consideration of the Danish national group supervisor.
The 23-year-old was destined to a Nigerian dad and Danish mother and has spoken to the European nation’s childhood group, however is as yet qualified to include for the Super Eagles having not played for Denmark at senior level.
A month ago the forward suppressed a report making adjusts that he has consented to vow his loyalty toward the West Africans, expressing he felt increasingly like a Dane and uncovered he has advised Rohr of his goal to play for the Danish group.
The Franco-German strategist, notwithstanding, clarified how Billing’s operator called him to clarify his customer was keen on playing for Nigeria and he did a follow-up by calling the player.
“Charging’s specialist called me and he said that he is intrigued to come to Nigeria since he isn’t playing such a great amount in Denmark,” Rohr told ESPN.
“So he needed me to call [Billing]. I said I don’t have his number, so he gave me his number. [When I called Billing] he posed me a few inquiries about the Nigerian group.
“Also, he stated, ‘I am extremely, intrigued to accompany you, however give me some time. I think the operator is utilizing this enthusiasm to give him more significance or more opportunities to play in Denmark.
“We never ask anyone. Be that as it may, in the event that they need to come, in the event that they are acceptable players, yes. A few players at times need to come however we have effectively better players in these positions.”
Other than Ola Aina, Leon Balogun and Alex Iwobi, who have changed loyalties to play for the Super Eagles previously, Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and Koln safeguard Kingsley Ehizibue are two different players who have demonstrated their enthusiasm for including for the West Africans.
The pair were a piece of the Nigeria crew booked to take on Sierra Leone in March in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before the game was suspended because of the flare-up of the coronavirus.
Rohr is likewise trusting Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze, who has been in top structure in the Championship this season, will settle on a choice to play for the Super Eagles soon.
“We trust Eze will come however you know there is a procedure to follow. On the off chance that they play as of now for the adolescent group in England or different nations, there is a procedure, compose a letter, go to the Fifa commission, etc,” Rohr included.
Rohr was as of late gave another agreement by the Nigeria Football Federation in the wake of managing the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and driving the side to complete third in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Having been given an objective to qualify the three-time African victors for the 2022 worldwide competition in Qatar and win the 2021 Afcon title in Cameroon, Rohr will be required to proceed in his journey to carry greater quality players into the national group.