Though he is still very much on the radar of Nigerian football officials, Eberechi Eze featured as a 63rd-minute substitute on Tuesday night as England Under-21s secured their Euro 2021 place with a win over Turkey.
The Young Lions were gifted an early lead through Huseyin Turkmen’s own goal and looked set to confirm their victory only for Eddie Nketiah to miss from the penalty spot.
But Nketiah made up for the error when he bagged three minutes later, ensuring Ibrahim Dervisoglu’s late goal was merely a consolation.
Eze took to the field in place of Joshua Dasilva – who scored in the recent game with Andorra – and remained part of the action until the final whistle.
Eze has continually been referred to as a Super Eagles’ prospect but the former QPR midfielder has literally been playing hard to get.
Having yet made his bow with the Three Lions, Eze remains eligible to don Nigeria’s Green and White colours.