England open door for Nigeria to call up Bukayo Saka

England open door for Nigeria to call up Bukayo Saka

England have opened the door for Nigeria to call up Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka.

Saka was born in England to Nigerian parents.

He had a breakout season with the Gunners and many expected him to get a senior call up.

However, England boss Gareth Southgate released the list for England’s upcoming games against Iceland in Reykjavik on Saturday 5 September and then  Copenhagen to face Denmark on Tuesday 8 September.

Saka was not included in the team with some of his age mates Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden included.

Saka has played for England at youth level and opens the door for Nigeria.

The England team for the upcoming fixtures include

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Danny Ings (Southampton), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

 

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