Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze has been on the radar of Nigeria for at least three years, without getting capped.
But Eze says he doesn’t “want to make any decision on my international career until it is time, until I feel like it is right”.
“I don’t want to make a rush decision, as much as it would be a privilege to play for either,” Eze said on The Beautiful Game podcast.
“It would be a great honour.”
Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick said in December that he had met Eze and his parents, and was hoping the player would decide to join up with Nigeria as Gernot Rohr builds a squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Eze’s stance seems to validate the information from a Super Eagles source, who told ESPN in December that the player’s prospects of a move to an English Premier League club could be jeopardized by a rush decision.
“There are very influential people who do not want him to switch allegiance,” the source told ESPN.
“That is why it is important to handle these discussions discretely.’’