Germany starlet Lukas Nmecha wanted by Nigeria after U21 Euros heroics

He scored England’s winner at the U19 Euros in 2017 and Germany’s winner in the U21 Euros this week… and now NIGERIA, his father’s country, want Man City starlet Lukas Nmecha to play for THEM at senior international level

  • Lukas Nmecha caught the eye for Germany at the U21 European Championships
  • The striker scored the winning goal in the final and finished as the top goalscorer
  • Nigeria, the birth place of his father, want to convince him to switch allegiances 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Nigeria are trying to convince Manchester City starlet Lukas Nmecha to swtich his national allegiances – a move that would see the young striker turn out for a third country. 

Nmecha caught the eye at the Under-21 European Championships, scoring the winning goal in the final for Germany against Portugal, as well as finishing as the tournament’s top goalscorer.

Nmecha, who was born in Hamburg, had originally began his international youth career with England, turning out for the Young Lions at all age groups between Under-16 and Under-21. 

Nigeria want to persuade striker Lukas Nmecha to switch his national allegiances to them

The striker qualified through residential purposes, having moved to the UK with his family at a young age, enrolling in City’s academy.  

Nmecha scored the winner for England’s Under-19s in their European Championship final in 2017, also against Portugal.

However, according to BILD, a third country has now come forward to ask for his services, with the Super Eagles looking to convince him to switch once more.

The 22-year-old qualifies through his father, who was born in Nigeria.

Nmecha has impressed this season while on loan at Anderlecht in Belgium’s top flight. 

Nmecha scored the winning goal for Germany in the Under-21 European Championship final

The forward scored 19 goals in all competitions for Vincent Kompany’s men as they finished fourth in the league. 

His performances have attracted interest from across the continent, and it is reported that Pep Guardiola could be ready to cash in on Nmecha’s success.

Rated at around £7million, it is thought City could be set to offload the academy graduate in a bid to raise funds for Erling Haaland.  

Nmecha originally started his international youth career with England, before switching 

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