Luton’s Town star Elijah Adebayo ready to snub England for Nigeria

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Luton’s Town star Elijah Adebayo ready to snub England for Nigeria

Stephen Oladehinde 20:03 - 17.02.2024

Elijah Adebayo, the Luton Town sensation, is making waves in the Premier League with his remarkable goal-scoring prowess.

The 26-year-old forward, eligible for the Super Eagles due to his Nigerian heritage, has expressed his desire to don the green and white, much to the delight of Nigerian football fans and officials. 

His outstanding performance, including a hat-trick against Brighton, has been crucial for Luton Town's fight above the relegation zone, attracting attention from top clubs.

 Adebayo's Super Eagles Dream

Adebayo's connection to Nigeria runs deep, and his recent comments have sparked excitement about the potential of seeing him in a Super Eagles jersey. 

“I would like to play for Nigeria, It would make my mum happy, make her proud. That’s something we’ve spoken about. Playing for England? It would be a case of whichever comes first. 

"My mum would be proud if I played for Nigeria or England, but Nigeria especially,” he shared, as reported by Soccernet, highlighting the emotional significance of representing Nigeria on the international stage.

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 In the Spotlight

Adebayo's form this season has been nothing short of spectacular, netting 9 goals in 23 league appearances, including a standout performance against Brighton. 

His ability to find the back of the net has not only helped Luton Town's Premier League campaign but also put him on the radar of several clubs looking to strengthen their attacking options.

The Nigerian football community is keenly watching Adebayo's next move, hoping he opts for the Super Eagles over the Three Lions. With Nigeria's strong showing at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, where they finished as runners-up, the addition of Adebayo could further bolster their attacking force. 

His mother's support for the Super Eagles, cheering them on during the AFCON final, adds a personal touch to the story, making the prospect of Adebayo wearing the Nigerian colours even more special.

Elijah Adebayo's journey from Luton Town's key player to a potential star for the Super Eagles is a narrative that blends professional ambition with personal pride, embodying the dreams of dual-nationality athletes everywhere. As the football world watches, the decision lies with Adebayo, whose next steps could see him shine on an even bigger stage.