Nigeria yet to approach Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun

Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun is eligible to play for England, USA and Nigeria at international level

Nigeria under-20 head coach Paul Aigbogun has welcomed the news that Arsenal young forward Folarin Balogun is open to playing for the country.

However Aigbogun says he has not spoken to the 17-year-old forard about swapping to play for Nigeria.

Balogun was born in the United States to Nigerian parents and has played for England at youth level but says he is open to changing allegiances.

“I haven’t yet declared who I will commit to internationally. I will be discussing matters with my parents and will then decide,” Balogun, who has scored 22 goals in 23 games this season, told the Arsenal website.