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England holding onto Ademola Lookman

Wanted: Lookman

ENGLAND are doing all they can to assure Ademola Lookman he has a future with the senior side amid interest from Nigeria, according to Gareth Southgate.

It has been reported Everton youngster Lookman, who played in the Under-21s’ win in Latvia on Tuesday, is in talks with Nigeria over switching his allegiance to the country of his parents birth.

Asked about the situation, England boss Southgate said: ‘I know every country is quite aggressive in their recruiting and I know they’ve always had an interest in him but he’s been in our squads — Under-20s and Under-21s — so in terms of encouragement through game time we’re doing as much as we possibly can.’