Cyriel Dessers- The International Dilemma

When its comes down to choosing which country a player wants to play for it can be the biggest decision of their entire career. For some they may want to follow the roots of their parents for some they may want to play for the country and for some they may just want to play for a nation that will get them exposure on the worlds biggest stage. For inform striker, Cyriel Dessers that decision may be coming sooner rather than later.


The 22-Year-Old, who was born in Belgium, has been in top form for his side, FC Utrecht, netting 3 goals in the first 3 games of the season. Dessers also was a part of Utrecht’s Europa League campaign in which he scored 1 goal and assisted 1 in 5 games. His great form has caught the attention of the Super Eagles who want to take the services of the striker away from Belgium. Dessers is eligible to play for Nigeria due to mother being from there and it has been on record that he would be willing to switch allegiances to play for the west African country.


The striker has not been shy for goals over the past 2 seasons. Last season he was a key figure in a NAC Breda side who were promoted to the Eredivise. Dessers bagged himself 29 goals and 13 assists in 40 games for the Dutch side. With this great form it was only right that clubs came calling and it was FC Utrecht who snapped up the 22-Year-Old hoping he could fill the void left by talismanic striker, Sebastien Haller. For just £315k, Desssers is looking like a massive bargain the way he has hit the ground running for his new side so a call up to the super eagles national team does look on the cards.


With the Nigerian national team lacking another clinical striker, Cyriel Dessers could be the answers to their problems. If they want him they will have to get in quickly as if he keeps scoring then Belgium will most certainly be keeping him on their radars too. Still only young the player still has more years ahead of him and if he can stay consistent like he was last season then it definitely wont be just the nations watching there will most certainly be some bigger clubs waiting to sign him up.



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