Arsenal of England youth team player, Miguel Azeez is keeping his options open over future at national team level, as he would rather not make any categorical statement on his choice among three countries he is still eligible to play for at senior level, megasportsarena.com gathered.
While he remains eligible to feature for Nigeria and Spain, Azeez recalls how he first got a youth team invitation from England, but added that he will not rule out the possibility of representing the country of his father or the nation his mother hails from in the future.
The central midfielder, who is already an England under-18 international, is eligible for Spain via his Spanish mother and for the Super Eagles through his father, but the highly-regarded Arsenal academy product says he is not in a hurry to arrive at a decision on his international future.
The 17-year-old Azeez, who signed his first professional contract with Arsenal last year, has been tipped to make his senior team debut for the north London club next season, as he already been in regular training sessions with the main squad this term.
However, while Nigeria and Spain are looking into the possibility of capping Azeez at full senior national team level at some point, as they are aware of his potential, the youngster recalls how England first offered him the chance to play international football.
Azeez told Spanish journalist, Guillem Balague: “It will be an honour to play for any country that I am affiliated with but I always believe that I have to keep my options open. At the moment, playing for any country is a dream that any child has so to get called up to any country will be an honour to me. I have to keep my options open as well.
“There was an U15 training call-up, that was like three years ago, that was my first experience with England. There was an e-mail I got after training that I have been selected to a training camp with England and I was buzzing to start with them.
“Obviously I was delighted, I remember instinctively I was in the room, my dad called me over and I saw on the laptop there was an email from England, I was jumping with joy because playing for your country is the biggest thing possible. I have been an international to U18s.”