PSV prospect, Noni Madueke open to playing for Nigeria


PSV youngster, Noni Madueke says he is not ruling out the possibility of representing Nigeria at senior international level.

Noni Madueke celebrating a goal for PSV in the Europa league

The 18-year old player of Nigerian descent was born in England to Nigerian parents and even though he has made appearances for England at youth level, he’s refusing to rule out a possibility of representing the Super Eagles of Nigeria later in the future.

“I am only 18 so I have got to be open to everything, if I had a closed mindset I would not be where I am now so for sure I am open to both, we just have to see in the future what is best.” He said in an interview.

Noni Madueke as an England youth team player

If Noni Madueke does lace up for Nigeria, he would be following in thr footsteps of Victor Moses, Joe Aribo and Alex Iwobi as players who opted to play for the Super Eagles after having already represented England at junior level.

Madueke who started his career as a creative midfielder in the Tottenham youth setup, is now being used mostly as a striker, and he gives credit to legendary Manchester United and Netherlands striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who is the current head coach of PSV U-19s, for helping him improve his finishing and become lethal in front of goal.

He said learning from Van Nistelrooy is already making a difference as he has four league goals and three assists from only three starts in ten Eredivisie appearances.

He also spearheaded a Europa League comeback with a goal and an assist in PSV’s 3-2 win against PAOK and is well on the way to becoming one of the hottest youngsters in European football.

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