England will give Nigeria a fight for Lookman – Gareth Southgate

England coach, Gareth Southgate, insists his country are doing everything to stop Ademola Lookman switching allegiances to play for Nigeria.

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are confident of tempting the Everton winger, even though he is a regular for the Three Lions’ Under-21 side.

London-born Lookman is eligible to play for the African country through his parents, but England seniors boss Southgate remains resolute they can keep the 20-year-old who had an impressive spell on loan at Germany’s RB Leipzig last season.

Southgate said: “I know every country is quite aggressive in their recruiting and I know they have always had an interest in him, but he is playing and has been in our squads, the 20s, 21s.

“So in terms of encouragement through game time, we are doing as much as we possibly can.”