Queens Park Rangers of England in-form midfielder, Eberechi Eze has received a strong tip to soon line out for the senior national team of the country where he plies his soccer trade, instead of waiting for an invitation from Nigeria.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, while Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has stated in recent past that he has a mutual agreement with Eze that the attacking midfield dazzler will play for his father’s country, England ex-international, Les Ferdinand believes the dreadlocks-wearing youngster will play for The Three Lions instead.
Although Ferdinand admits playing in the top-flight English Premier League would be a better option for Eze’s England future, the ex-striker added that current form seen from the lad in the lower division has been convincing already.
He added that Eze will strengthen his bid for an England call-up if he continues his fine form, which could even put him in line for a shirt with The Three Lions at the European Championship next summer.
With the Euro Championship now postponed until 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ferdinand, who is now QPR’s director of football, believes Ee, who is already an England under-20 international, has enough talent to challenge for a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Having already pulled off an impressive return of 12 goals and eight assists so far in the English Championship this season, Eze is reportedly attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur, which Ferdinand, who is also a former QPR and Spurs’ striker, believes is an added boost to the whiz-kid’s England future.
Ferdinand told Sky Sports News: “A lot of the time you need to be in the Premier League to be recognised but he has shown the kind of form and, if he continues to develop in the way he is developing and keeps showing the type of football he has been playing, he is certainly going to put himself in the frame.
“People are going to start talking about him playing for England. He came through and we have got a few others at the club too. Bright Osayi-Samuel is doing extremely well, as is Ryan Manning at left-back. He is not English but he is in the Ireland set-up.
“We have got a few young players coming through the system now who we are really excited about. They are helping us in our campaign this season to finish as high up the league as we possibly can. We are all up in limbo at the moment in terms of when the season will start again.”