Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick is not giving up on convincing Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze to play for Nigeria.
Eze, who was born in England to Nigerian parents, has played twice for England at the U-21 level.
Pinnick met with the 21-year-old in November and has also contacted his father.
The NFF boss said Eze's addition will boost Super Eagles midfielder department.
“We need to make a solid representation at Qatar 2022 and it starts with improving on your squad with quality players like Eze,” Pinnick told the BBC.
“Can you imagine a midfield with Ndidi, Aribo, Etebo and Eze? it is one that will improve our squad.”
“I had a positive meeting with Ebere Eze in London and I spoke to his parents as well,” said Pinnick.
“He requested for the chance to continue to focus on his club career which is going well so far, and that further progress will be made in due course
“But I am confidently hopeful that he will play for Nigeria soon.”
Eze, has scored seven goals and provided four assists so far this season, is considered as one of the hottest prospects outside of the Premier League.