Bournemouth Dutch Star Arnaut Danjuma Won’t Rule Out Playing For Super Eagles
Arnaut Danjuma insisted he would have to think about his international allegiance, with Nigeria reportedly ready to swoop for his services, reelradio.com.ng reports.
The 24-year-old has represented the Netherlands twice at senior level, having played in a UEFA Nations League game against Germany as well as scoring in a friendly against Belgium.
A new rule approved by FIFA in September means players can switch nations, if they have played no more than three competitive games prior to them turning 21.
Born in Lagos, Danjuma was never invited to the Nigerian National Team before he became cap-tied to the Netherlands, playing the last 22 minutes of a UEFA Nations League match against Germany.
“I think they are interested but obviously I play for the Dutch national team already, I scored for the national team already, so I’ve made that decision,” Danjuma said to the Daily Echo.
“With the choice, I would like to represent Holland as well but then again I’m not being called up at the moment.
“So on the back of that, maybe I need to make some decisions.
“I’ve played for Holland at senior level. One cap in the Nations League and one against Belgium but that wasn’t an official match. They have changed the rules so, if you have one cap, you can still change.
“It isn’t a decision I can make just in a split second. I need to think about it. ”
Danjuma has netted 14 times in 32 games for Cherries this campaign.