The Nigeria Football Federation and Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr are hoping to convince Bayern Munich star Joshua Zirkzee to pledge his international future to the three-time African champions.
According to authoritative French football magazine France Football (via Goal.com), the Nigerian Federation and Rohr want Zirkzee to join the Super Eagles and have started discussions with the player.
Born in Schiedam near Rotterdam, the former Feyenoord youth-teamer is eligible to represent the Super Eagles as he has a Nigerian parent.
The Royal Dutch Football Association are believed to be in pole position ahead of their Nigerian counterparts for the services of Zirkzee given that he has been provisionally cap-tied to the European giants since October 13, 2017 when he made his competitive debut for the U17 team in a European Championship qualifier against Hungary.
Having previously played for Netherlands U15, U16, U17 and U18 teams, Zirkzee made his U19 debut a year ago and has scored an impressive 8 goals in nine games for the age group.
He has been one of the sensations in this season’s German Bundesliga, having scored 3 goals in four matches, and was involved in 69 goals (46 goals, 23 assists) for Bayern Munich’s youth teams across three seasons before he was promoted to the first team.