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Jordon Ibe committed to England, says Nigeria head coach

Jordon Ibe has committed his international future to England, according to Nigeria head coach Sunday Oliseh.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe in action against Adelaide United during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 19-year-old Liverpool winger received his first England Under-21 call-up earlier this month.

Roy Hodgson could promote him to the Three Lions senior squad possibly even as early as next month, when England play their dead-rubber Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

Ibe qualified to play for Nigeria through his father, who was born in the African country.

But Oliseh wrote on Twitter on Sunday: “Jordon Ibe’s family informed me by a telephone call, that he was giving priority to an England call up. We wish them well.”

Hodgson said of Ibe this month: “People play for the (England) Under-21s because they want to play for England.

“If we do call him up it won’t be because we are worried about other nations.”

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