Eric Wynalda Gives Ligue 1 Top Scorer Three Reasons Why He Should Snub Super Eagles For USA

Eric Wynalda Gives Ligue 1 Top Scorer Three Reasons Why He Should Snub Super Eagles For USA

The highest goal scorer in the French Ligue 1 Folarin Balogun has been given three reasons why he should pledge his international allegiance to the United States of America ahead of England and Nigeria.

Balogun who is on loan to Reims of France from Arsenal has scored 15 goals this season for the modest side and currently joint top scorer with the duo of PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Jonathan David of Lille.

His international future at senior level has been the hot topic lately as even though he represents England at the moment at youth level , he is still eligible for Nigeria and the United States of America (USA).

Former USA national team star Eric Wynalda has now given him three reasons why he should prioritize playing for the states ahead of the other two nations, when he decides to make his choice of international football public.

He told The Action Network’s Wondergoal Podcast: “If we (USA) get Folarin Balogun we solve a lot of problems. I’m impressed with everything about him. The power that he has, the timing of his runs.”

He added: “If you look at the circumstances that he’s in and the team he’s playing for, they’re mid-table and he’s playing for a manager that’s 30 years old and the club have to pay a £20,000 ($25,000) fine because he doesn’t have a licence to coach at that level.

“We have to appeal to his ego which is the reality of this. We should let him know that he will be a star. An absolute star at a World Cup, in his own country as he was born in New York.”

He affirmed: “We need to lock him in with some sponsors too. He will be a star with us. He won’t necessarily be a star with England.

“It will come down to how important it is for him to be in the spotlight. That’s the only chance we’ve got to get him. Everything from the Mastercards, the Budweisers, the Coca-Cola’s, the big ones that will be sponsors of this World Cup. They have to figure out how to fit him into the budget.”

Mohammed Mowiz

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