Man City star Lukas Nmecha wanted by Nigeria after U21 exploits

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He scored England’s winner at the European Under-19 Championship in 2017 and Germany’s winner at the European Under-21 Championship this week…

Nigeria is trying to convince Manchester City star Lukas Nmecha to change his national allegiance – a move that would see the young striker come out for a third country.

Nmecha stood out during the European Under-21 Championship, scoring the winning goal for Germany in the final against Portugal and finishing as the tournament’s top scorer.

Born in Hamburg, Nmecha originally started his international youth career with England, playing for the Young Lions in all age groups between Under-16 and Under-21.

Nigeria wants to convince striker Lukas Nmecha (left) to transfer his national loyalty to them

Nigeria wants to convince striker Lukas Nmecha (left) to transfer his national loyalty to them

The striker qualified for residential purposes after moving to the UK with his family at a young age and enrolling in City’s academy.

Nmecha scored the winner for England Under-19 in their 2017 European Championship final, also against Portugal.

However, according to PHOTO, a third country has now come forward to ask for his services, with the Super Eagles trying to convince him to switch again.

The 22-year-old is eligible through his father, who was born in Nigeria.

Nmecha impressed this season when he was loaned to Anderlecht in the Belgian top league.

Nmecha scored the winning goal for Germany in the final of the European Under-21 Championship

Nmecha scored the winning goal for Germany in the final of the European Under-21 Championship

Nmecha scored the winning goal for Germany in the final of the European Under-21 Championship

The forward scored 19 goals in all competitions for Vincent Kompany’s men, finishing fourth in the league.

His performances have attracted interest from across the continent and it is reported that Pep Guardiola could be poised to cash in on Nmecha’s success.

Estimated at around £7 million, it is thought City could be set to sack the academy graduate in a bid to raise money for Erling Haaland.

Nmecha originally started his international youth career with England before transferring

Nmecha originally started his international youth career with England before transferring

Nmecha originally started his international youth career with England before transferring

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