Peter Crouch looks set to be the next England-born player to turn out for Nigeria’s Super Eagles…at least if his latest cheeky tweet is to be believed.
The former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur striker responded to rumors that the Nigeria Football Federation is considering a move to recruit Harry Redknapp to replace Gernot Rohr by throwing his hat into the ring for an international switch!
“So excited to get my Nigerian passport through today,” Crouch tweeted on Tuesday. “Go Super Eagles.”
Unfortunately for any Nigerian fans hopeful of the 39-year-old forward coming out of retirement to don the famous green of the Super Eagles, Fifa guidelines outline that players who represent one nation in competitive fixtures are not allowed to switch nationality.
This would prevent 42-cap ex-England man Crouch from ever turning out for his beloved Super Eagles!
The towering striker worked alongside Redknapp at several clubs, including Portsmouth and Spurs, with the veteran coach selling the striker on three occasions.
The 73-year-old, who was recently a guest on Crouch’s podcast, has been tipped for a return to management as the unlikely successor to Rohr should the Franco-German coach fail to agree on terms on a new deal.