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Big blow for Nigeria as top Premier League star snubs Super Eagles, opts to play for England

- Tosin Adarabioyo is hoping to force his way into the England squad for this summer’s European Championships

- The 23-year-old Fulham defender has officially snubbed the opportunity to switch allegiance to Nigeria

- Adarabioyo recently recorded 100 career appearances in England

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Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo has no intentions to play for Nigeria's Super Eagles as he hopes he could get a call up to England's Three Lions.

Big blow for Nigeria as top Premier League star snubs Super Eagles, opts to play for England

Tosin Adarabioyo opts to play for England. Photo: Tosin Adarabioyo's Instagram
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Despite his teammate Ola Aina and Josh Maja choosing to play for Nigeria, Adarabioyo has his sights fixed on playing for England, his country of birth.

According to the former Man City star, he fancies his chance of making England's final squad for the Euros later this year.

“We know it’s the Euros this summer, so hopefully if I keep on doing well, who knows I could be looking to push myself in that squad,” the one-time England U19 star Adarabioyo told The Telegraph.

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He added: "Obviously there are a lot of good players to choose from but if I do what I can do best there is a chance.”

Adarabioyo's Fulham currently sit in 18th position on the Premier League table.

The 23-year-old defender recently recorded 100 career appearances in England.

Adarabioyo was born in England to Nigerian parents who are from Oyo state in the Southern part of Nigeria.

But he grew up in Manchester and has represented his country of birth at the U-19 level.

He is one of the four Nigerian players at Fulham along with Ola Aina and Josh Maja who both already switched from England to Nigeria.

The trio are joined by Ademola Lookman who is also of Nigerian descent and has also applied with FIFA to change nationality from England to Nigeria.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu has continued his blistering form in Europe after he found the back of the net in Genk’s 2-1 victory over Sporting Charleroi in Friday’s Belgian First Division A game.

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The Nigerian international has been in sparkling form so far this season and has now scored 25 league goals in 26 matches while also registering two assists this season.

He inspired John van den Brom’s side to return to winning ways after they had lost to Beerschot and KV Oostende earlier.

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