Super Eagles chief scout, Tunde Adelakun, said on Thursday the Nigeria Football Federation is currently monitoring Arsenal Academy product, Nathan Tella, with a view to a call-up to the national team in future.
The youngster made his first-team breakthrough with Southampton this season.
Tella qualifies to represent Nigeria through his father and England, where he was born and raised.
However, he has not been capped by the two nations at any level.
Adelakun also revealed that Bournemouth’s Nnamdi Ofoborh, who played for the Flying Eagles at last year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, is another English-born youngster of interest.
“In Southampton, I am still watching Nathan Tella, it’s great to see he’s now making starts in the Premier League.
Nnamdi Ofoborh of Bournemouth is another great player.
“The main aim is to get the best players to play for Nigeria. It doesn’t matter whether he is based in Europe or Nigeria. We want the best players,” he said.