The news trending on many social media platforms is that 21 year old England born QPR midfielder Ebere Eze is very close to being called up for the Super Eagles of Nigeria for upcoming assignments in November.
Also, the fact that Ebere only featured for England in an invitational Under 21 tournament makes it easier for him to represent Nigeria without the need to undergo a more elaborate Fifa switching process.
Thanks to Super Eagles stars like Etebo and Ajayi, many fans now follow the English Championship League. As a result, the sterling performances of Eze have not gone unnoticed.
The way he glides into dangerous areas almost effortlessly ; his ball control and all round midfield play ; his goal scoring prowess ; the elegance and poise with which he goes about his business ; and the way he seems to play with bravery, determination and focus - all of these mouthwatering attributes have seen Ebere score 6 goals 13 games this season leading to praises in many quarters for the midfielder sure destined for great heights.
Following a recent 3:2 victory against Hull City in which Ebere's professionally taken (and converted) 2 penalty kicks gave QPR the victory, his coach Mark Warburton said: “I think he is a very talented player, he’s a great character, but he’s a young player.
He’s a type of player that will score outstanding goals for you, and create goals for you. "
So, if Ebere does get invited to the Super Eagles, will he add quality to the squad? Most definitely.
Iwobi his very hard working and is a key member of the Super Eagles. However, he can be inconsistent, hence the presence of another attacking midfielder who can 'create and score goal' will add much needed competition to that department.
Aribo, another English born player, is proving to be a revelation after scoring 2 goals in 2 high profile games for Nigeria.
If Ebere switches to Nigeria, all the signs are pointing to him being another revelation; much like Iwobi, Aribo and Ebuehi.