Villarreal’s Danjuma explains why he dumped Nigeria for Netherlands

3 days ago

Villarreal forward, Arnaut Danjuma, has admitted that although he loves Nigeria, the Netherlands is the team after his heart.

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Danjuma was rumoured to be keen in switching allegiance to the Super Eagles in the past.

However, the former Bournemouth winger was handed a late call up to the Dutch senior side by Louis Van Gaal for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar.

The 24-year-old marked his debut for the Oranje by scoring in the 6-0 win Gibraltar, after being introduced in the second half.

After the game Danjuma said: “I feel Dutch and I have always wanted to play for the team after my heart.

“Nigeria is a country I love but playing for them is an option I see as a fall back if I don’t get my chance here. I’m here now and I want to make it count.”

Danjuma was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but his family moved to the Netherlands. He has a Nigerian mother and a Dutch father.

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