Villarreal forward, Arnaut Danjuma, has explained why he dumped Nigeria for the .

In the past, Danjuma was rumoured to be keen on switching allegiance to the of Nigeria. But 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.

After the match Danjuma said: “I feel Dutch and I have 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, to a Nigerian mother and a Dutch father. His family relocated to the Netherlands after several years in Nigeria.

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