‘Nigeria is very close to my heart’: Balogun admits he will switch nationality to Nigeria if approached

By Sportarsh Team
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Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun has stated that if approached, he is willing to switch nationality to the Nigeria national team.

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The Arsenal striker revealed this in a BBC interview. Despite being born in New York and raised in London, he is of Nigerian descent and thus qualified to play for their national team.

Balogan is an England international at the moment, but breaking into the senior team will be difficult, and he may end up following in the footsteps of former Gunner Alex Iwobi.

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Iwobi played for England at the U16, U17, and U18 levels before switching to Nigeria in 2015.

Balogan stated, via BBC Sport:

“I haven’t heard anything from Nigeria, but I’m open to anything because Nigeria is very close to my heart. My family’s from there. I always have love for Nigeria.”

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