Defender Wilfri Ndidi will join the Flying Eagles squad in Germany on Monday, officials have disclosed.
“Ndidi will join us on Monday,” said Flying Eagles secretary Ibrahim Aliyu Auwal.
“We have this assurance from both the player and his club.”
Eighteen-year-old central defender Ndidi from Belgian club Genk is one of four Europe-based stars expected to team up with African champions Nigeria ahead of the U20 World Cup, which begins in New Zealand on May 30.
Isaac Success (Granada, Spain), Moses Simon (Gent, Belgium) and Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England) are the other overseas-based players expected to join the team at their training camp in Nurnberg, Germany.
Ndidi’s Genk are involved in the UEFA Europa League playoffs and are currently tied with Group A leaders Mechelen on 12 points apiece after five rounds of matches.
They will play their last match in the playoffs on Saturday at Zulte-Waregem.
This will be Ndidi’s second U20 World Cup as he also featured at the 2013 tournament in Turkey.