Over the years, Nigeria has missed out on some of its brightest football prospects who have preferred to represent other countries instead of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Most of these youngsters were born abroad and opted to play for their country of birth rather than their country of origin. As a result, European countries have benefited from Nigeria's loss by adding these talented youngsters to their ranks.
Age: 19 years (born May 22, 2001)
Current club: Bayern Munich
Zirkzee (full name: Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee) is a center forward who was born in the Netherlands to Nigerian parents. He represents the Dutch national team and is currently on loan at Belgian based club Anderlecht from Bayern Munich.
2. Bukayo Saka
Age: 20 years (September 5, 2001)
Current club: Arsenal
Saka (full name: Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka) is a winger who was born in London and represents the three lions of England at international level.
3. Carney Chukwuemeka
Age: 17 years (born October 20, 2003)
Current club: Aston Villa
Carney (full name: Carney Chibueze Chukwuemeka) is a central midfielder who was born in Austria to Nigerian parents but represents England at international level.
4. Sam Edozie
Age: 18 years (born January 28, 2003)
Current club: Manchester City
Edozie (full name: Samuel Ikechukwu Edozie) is a winger who was born in London to Nigerian parents and represents England at youth international level.
5. Karim Adeyemi
Age: 19 years (born January 18, 2002)
Current club: Salzburg
Karim (full name: Karim David Adeyemi) was born in Munich to Nigerian parents and represents the German national team. The teenage wonderkid already has a goal for the senior German national team, netting at their last World Cup qualifying match.
6. Lukas Nmecha
Age: 22 years (born December 14, 1998)
Current club: Vfl Wolfsburg
Lukas Nmecha was born in Hamburg, Germany but has shuffled between the German and England youth teams. The former Manchester City forward was the scorer of the winning goal in Germany's triumph at the Euro Under-21 tournament last summer.
7. Tino Anjorin
Age: 19 years (born November 23, 2001)
Current club: Lokomotiv Moscow
Anjorin (full name: Faustino Adebola Rasheed Anjorin) was born in the United Kingdom and represents England at international level. He has a Champions League medal to his name after he won it with Chelsea last season.
8. Noah Ohio
Age: 18 years (born January 16, 2003)
Current club: Salzburg
Noah (full name: Noah Chidiebere Junior Anyanwu) is a forward who was born in the Netherlands and represents the Dutch team at international level. He is highly rated by his club Salzburg and is currently on loan at Austria Wien.
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