Will Ejuke threaten Lookman's Super Eagles starting spot with move to Sevilla?

Published: June 17, 2024
Will Ejuke threaten Lookman's Super Eagles starting spot with move to Sevilla?

In a significant development, Super Eagles dribble-king Chidera Ejuke has agreed to join Sevilla, the seven-time UEFA Europa League winners, on a three-year contract. 

This move is set to shake things up in the Nigerian national team, and one can only wonder if Ejuke's switch to Sevilla will threaten Ademola Lookman's starting spot in the Super Eagles.

The 26-year-old's journey to the Rojiblancos came on the back of a decent loan spell with Royal Antwerp last term, where he scored five goals and registered six assists across all competitions, catching the attention of the Spanish side. 

With his contract with CSKA Moscow expiring, Ejuke will join the club as a free agent, bringing an end to his four-year stint with the Russian club.

The winger's move to Sevilla is a significant boost to his career, and many believe that this could be the turning point that propels him to new heights. 

The former Gombe United man represented Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, where he featured in matches against Egypt and Guinea-Bissau.

Ejuke has already shown glimpses of his quality. Now, with a top-notch club like Sevilla backing him, the sky's the limit.

But what does this mean for Lookman, the versatile Atalanta BC winger? 

Lookman was a consistent performer for the national team at the 2023 AFCON, and his starting spot since then has been more or less guaranteed. 

However, with Ejuke's move to Sevilla, things could change. Ejuke's pace, skill, and dribbling ability make him a formidable opponent, and he could potentially challenge Lookman for his starting spot.

The national team's Technical crew will have a tough decision to make when it comes to selecting a starting lineup. 
With Ejuke's move to Sevilla, the competition for places in the national team has just gotten fiercer. 

Lookman will need to be at the top of his game to retain his starting spot, and Ejuke's presence in the team will undoubtedly reignite his international career.

Ejim Kaycee

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