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Southampton Star, Tella, Sets Sights on International Career with Nigeria

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Southampton star, Nathan Tella has stated that he would like to play international football, with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in his sights

Speaking with HampshireLive, Tella revealed he has been keeping an eye on the Super Eagles at the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon.

Born in London to parents of Nigerian descent, Tella’s pathway to international football could be clearer with the Super Eagles, as he has never featured for any of England’s age grade teams.

The 22-year-ol said, “I would love to play international football.

“That’s always been a dream of mine. If I went away with Nigeria, it would be something new and new experiences bring out the best in players.

“When I look at Che (Adams), I see that he has come back from Scotland as a more mature player. There is no reason why I can’t do that; come back a more mature person,”

He continued: “I’m always keeping an eye on AFCON. I’m Nigerian, so I always want to focus and watch the games.”

Having played anywhere from striker to right-back for Saints this season, Tella boasts a versatility that could be an advantage for the handlers of the Nigerian national team.

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