Nigerian born footballer, Saka picks England over Nigeria

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Arsenal ’s starlet , Bukayo Saka , has been handed his first senior England call -up .

The player was on Thursday named in England ’ s squad for games against Wales , Belgium, and Denmark.

He was born in England to Nigerian parents and had an option to pick either of the countries.

In a tweet, Saka indicated an interest in accepting the invitation to play for the Three Lions, putting to rest the expectation that he may feature for Nigeria .

However , until he plays an official game match for England he is still eligible to switch his allegiance to Nigeria .

“Honoured and grateful to get my first @england call -up ! #Blessings, ” he tweeted .

Also , Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was named in the England ’ s squad after being dropped following his conviction in a Greek court.

Maguire’ s Manchester United team -mate Mason Greenwood and Manchester City ’s Phil Foden were both omitted from the 30 – man squad after being sent home from England ’s camp in Iceland last month for breaching coronavirus rules .

England play Wales in a friendly at Wembley on October 8 before hosting Belgium and Denmark in Nations League matches on October 11 and October 14 .

England squad
Goalkeepers : Dean Henderson , Jordan Pickford , Nick Pope
Defenders : Trent Alexander – Arnold , Ben Chilwell , Conor Coady , Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane , Harry Maguire, Ainsley Maitland- Niles , Tyrone Mings , Bukayo Saka, Kieran Trippier , Kyle Walker

Midfielders : Jordan Henderson , Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice , James Ward -Prowse , Harry Winks

Forwards : Tammy Abraham , Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert- Lewin , Jack Grealish, Danny Ings , Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford , Jadon Sancho , Raheem Sterling

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