The Technical Assistant to the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria, Tunde Adelakun has confirmed that Ademola Lookman has started the process of switching allegiance from England to Nigeria.

Adelakun said the RB Leipzig forward who was formerly of Everton has already committed his international future to Nigeria.

Lookman was part of the England U20 that won the U20 World Youth Championship two years ago and many view him as one of the most promising talents in English football but he has struggled for game time in Germany.

Last season he had a very productive loan spell at the club and a return to same form will no doubt earn him a call up to the senior national team of Nigeria for their upcoming engagement. However his switch could take as long as 18 months.