Tottenham Hotspur defender Destiny Udogie has received his maiden invitation to join the Italian national team, ending any hopes of Nigeria capping the left-back.
Udogie has enjoyed a brilliant start to life at Tottenham Hotspur under manager Ange Postecoglou, featuring in all of his side’s matches so far. He joined Spurs from Serie A side Udinese last summer but spent a year on loan at the side to hone his talent before returning to Tottenham this summer.
In an interview in the past Udogie revealed that he was Italian and did not for once feel like he was Nigerian, closing the door on a potential Super Eagles cap.
Italy manager Luciano Spalletti has rewarded the youngster for his impressive form, handing him his first call-up for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and England.