International Tug Of War Over Bukayo Saka : Arsenal New Darling Reveals He Has Visited Nigeria
Published: February 25, 2020
 International Tug Of War Over Bukayo Saka : Arsenal New Darling Reveals He Has Visited Nigeria
Arsenal's new darling Bukayo Saka has revealed that he has previously been to Nigeria when he was much younger.

An international tug of war between the Nigeria Football Federation and English Football Federation over the services of the Hale End Academy product is definitely on the cards after his recent outstanding performances for Arsenal's first team, but it must the said that the European nation are currently in pole position.

Saka has been provisionally cap-tied to England for close to two years having represented the Young Lions at the 2018 European U17 Championship, where he started all their five matches as they reached the semifinals.

Should the winger cum fullback decide to pledge his international future to the Nigeria, he won't experience a culture shock as he has been to the country before.

Speaking to Arsenal's official website, Saka said : "I was lucky enough to travel a lot when I was younger as well. Every year my mum and dad would take us away.

"We went to Nigeria of course, where my mum and dad are both from, we went to Dubai, and to America a few times because my cousins live there. I remember going to Chicago and LA, and a few other places too.

"I still live with my parents, but we've moved away from Greenford now, closer to the training ground, and my brother has moved to Reading to go to university."

Saka received caps for England's U16, U17 and U18 national teams, before he was promoted to the U19 team, for whom he has scored 4 goals in ten games while providing three assists.

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