Flying Eagles For Flying Striker?
19-year-old Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor says he has heard nothing regarding reports linking him to a Nigerian international call up and says he is focussed on Villa.
He told the official site, amidst growing speculation that the 'Flying Eagles' are interested in him, 'I've not heard anything from them - I just know someone from the Nigerian FA was quoted in the papers over there. It's not out of the question in the long term, but at the moment I'm just concentrating on my football here at Villa. Things have been going well so far this season and I want to play as many Premiership games as possible this season. I don't want any distractions at the moment.'
Adding: 'It feels nice that people are talking about me - not just here, but over in Nigeria as well - but I won't be getting carried away. I could play for Nigeria because of my dad, but I could also play for England and I've already played at youth level up to the Under-20s. I've always wanted to play for England seniors and I suppose the Under-21s would be the next step for me. But I wouldn't completely rule out Nigeria in the long term.'