Crystal Palace winger Eberechi Eze has refused to rule out playing for Nigeria, a statement that might please Super Eagles fans.

The Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick had made efforts, including travelling to England, to persuade Eze to join the Super Eagles squad last year.

However, the 22-year- old had requested time to make his decisions.

Eze has played non-binding games for England U20s before playing competitively for the U21 squad – earning three caps in total in U21 EURO qualifiers against Albania, Andorra and Turkey. 

The former Queens Park Rangers winger has hinted that he may still play for Nigeria but he is focused on the England U21 team at the moment.

 “I can [still play for Nigeria]. At the moment, I’m focused on my England Under-21 camp.” Eze told Evening Standard.

“I don’t want to put any type of pressure on myself and try to force anything now. 

“I’m focused on the Under-21s, playing for the Under-21s, training, trying to play as many games as I can, and I think that’s the most important thing right now for my development.”

Eze will be hoping to add to his international caps for England U21s on Friday when they face Andorra in an U21 Euro qualifier at Molineux Stadium.