It is not all about football for former Queens Park Rangers attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze, he recently shared a picture where he was enjoying a hot date with his girlfriend.
The 22-year-old Nigerian born England football sensation shared the picture of the date on his Instagram page with over 57 thousand followers. In the picture, Eberechi Eze could be seen sitting next to his stunning girlfriend at a dinner table in a restaurant. The background showed that it was an evening outing in an exclusive joint.
Though not much is known about Eberechi Eze’s girlfriend, she is a light skin beautiful young lady who should be in her early 20s. Based on Futballnews findings, she has been dating Eze for a while. She followed the footballer to visit Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick in London in 2019.
Eberechi Eze’s contract with Crystal Palace
After four years of trying to establish himself in the Championship while playing for Queens Park Rangers, Eberechi Eze finally agreed to move up the ladder on August 28, 2020, when he signed for Premier League club Crystal Palace.
The 22-year-old former England’s youth international penned a five-year deal at Selhurst Park which is reportedly worth £16million. He joined Crystal Palace to the detriment of Fulham and West Brom which showed strong interest in his services.
Before he left QPR, the skillful and versatile attacking midfielder scored 20 goals for the club in a total of 112 appearances. The just-concluded 2019-2020 Championship season was even more explosive for him as he won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award, Players’ Player of the Year, and Junior Hoops Player of the Year awards. He was also shortlisted for PFA Player of the Year.
Eberechi Eze and his dual citizenship drama
Eberechi Eze was born in South London, England to parents who are from south-eastern Nigeria. Hence, he has the right to play for either the Super Eagles of Nigeria or the Three Lions of England since he is yet to be capped by the two national teams.
However, Eberechi Eze was closed to joining the Super Eagles of Nigeria in March 2017 when he was invited to train with the team in London. After the training camp that lasted for days, the head coach of the team, Gernot Rohr failed to cap him.
Ebere went on to concentrate on his club football career with QPR until On 5 October 2018 when he was invited to join England national under-20 team and played for the team for the first time on 11 October of the same year. On 3 September 2019, the new Crystal Palace man was invited to join England national under-21 team. He had the opportunity to play for the team for the first time on 15 November 2019 as an 81st minute substitute.
When it was looking like Eberechi Eze could end up being cap by the England national team, the president of the Nigeria football federation began to hold meetings with his parents and the player in order to convince him to play for his ancestral national team.
As of the time of publishing this report, the 22-year-old attacking midfielder was yet to decide which country he would represent between Nigeria, his ancestral home, and England, his birthplace.