Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has been pushed to the wall and is ready to break the rule of not inviting players playing their football in second-tier leagues, for Ola Aina.
A source close to the German told journalists that Aina is in the frame for a call-up, even if he leaves Chelsea for a team in the second tier of English football.
Aina has already applied for a switch of nationality from England to Nigeria, but his switch is yet to be formally approved by FIFA.
Former Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, introduced the rule of not inviting players from the second-tier. But it appears Rohr will not stick to it.
“I’m hearing about the rule for the first time, but that said Aina is still at Chelsea, and even if he moves to the Championship, his future with Nigeria won’t be affected by playing in English second tier league.
“Already the manager has seen what he likes in him, but you must also consider the Championship, it’s a very competitive league with players of various nationals playing in it. Beside it’s rated by many as the fourth strongest league in Europe. So it isn’t bad at all,” the source stated.
Aina is being linked with Hull City and Norwich City on a loan spell.