Feyernoord Rotterdam of Holland youngster, Jordan Zirkzee has become the next Holland-born target for an invitation to the Super Eagles, even as his older brother, Joshua appears set for an international future with the Dutch senior squad, megasportsarena.com reports.
While Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee, who plays for Bayern Munich of Germany, appears already sold on an international future with his country of birth, officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are looking towards a different choice by his younger brother.
In what could now bring about a semblance of when the Kalou brothers, Bonaventure (Holland) and Salomon (Cote d’Ivoire), as well the Boateng siblings, Kevin-Prince (Ghana) and Jerome (Germany), played for different countries in the same edition of the World Cup, the Zikzee lads could follow suit with Holland and Nigeria.
This is sequel to reports that the NFF Have stepped up efforts to outmuscle and outsmart the KNVB for the younger Zirkzee, as top shots at The Glasshouse appear to have given up hope of snatching his older sibling, who is also a striker.
Fortunately for the NFF, Jordan Zirkzee, who is qualified to play for Nigeria and Holland, as he has not been capped by the two nations, appears inclined towards donning the Eagles’ green-and-white jersey.
That choice would be unlike that of his older brother, Joshua Zirkzee, who left Feyenoord in the summer of 2017 to Munich but left Jordan behind at the Dutch Eredivisie club, and the kid star will not be provisionally cap-tied to Holland until he plays competitively for their U17 team.
Incidentally, separating them in the Eagles and Le Oranj would be another line of difference between the Zirkzee brothers, who are now currently also in different clubs, as they both played for the youth teams of VV Hekelingen Spijkenisse and Spartaan ’20 Rotterdam before joining Feyenoord in the same year.