Hull City right back Moses Odubajo will be asked by Nigeria to represent the nation on the international stage according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The 22 year old has already represented England at Under 20s level but it has been reported that the player is wanted by Nigerian head coach Samson Siasia to feature for the African nation at full international level.

Odubajo qualifies to play for Nigeria through one of his parents. As the full back has not featured competitively for England, he will be able to switch his allegiance to Nigeria if he wishes to do so without facing any restrictions or sanctions from FIFA.

The Super Eagles have qualified for five of the last six FIFA World Cups, reaching the last 16 stage of the competition in Brazil two years ago. The nation are currently ranked 67th in the world in the latest FIFA World Rankings. Nigeria were Africa Cup of Nations winners just three years ago when the tournament was held in South Africa.

Nigeria’s potential offer to Odubajo could provide the defender with the opportunity to showcase his talent on the world stage. The player has played a key role for Steve Bruce’s Hull City side this season after a £3.5 million move from Brentford last summer with Odubajo making 48 appearances for the club to date.

Playing on the full international stage would be some achievement for Odubajo, a player who has come through the academy set up at Leyton Orient and has had to bide his time for Football League playing opportunities in the past.

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