Huddersfield Town star Phillip Anyanwu Billing has said he would not play for Nigeria and has, instead, described himself as a “Dane.”
Billing was a U-21 player for Denmark and can also play for the Super Eagles. He has not been capped by the Danes at the senior level.
Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr has said: “One of my assistants leaving in England saw him (Billing) and spoke with him.”
However, the player has committed his future to the Scandinavians amidst overtures from the West Africans.
“They said I’ve talked with them,” he told Danish BT. “But I have not personally had contact with the Nigerian national team at all.
“I know my agents have said that Nigeria has approached them.
“There’s not much in it, that’s the most if I want to play for the Nigerian national team, so I think it could be possible. But that’s not something I’m thinking about.”
When asked if he would switch his allegiance to Nigeria, he said: “No, I see myself as a Dane, and I also play with the Danish U21 national team.
“So no, I have not thought if I would change.”
Billing, 22, has played all games (thirteen) for Huddersfield Town in the Premier League this term.