Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has revealed the inspiration, meaning and source of his name ‘Bukayo’.
Born in London to Nigerian parents Bukayo Saka plays for the England national team a decision he said was the best for him.
“Choosing Nigeria over England would be a tough decision.
“My whole family has been in England like forever, it would be very strange for me to adapt to an environment that I had never been in since growing up.
“When I grew up all my documents stated that I am English, hopefully Nigerian people will understand.”
In an interview with British GQ Saka explained the source and meaning of his Nigerian name ‘Bukayo’.
“My grandma gave [me my name]. It means ‘God has added joy to my life.’
“She wanted me to add joy to the family. Every time she called me, that’s probably what I meant to her.”
Arsenal fans will be hoping he leads the team to a top four finish this season after missi g out for a while.