Michael Olise can also represent Algeria because of his mother, and has already featured for France’s youth teams.
The 20-year-old was born in England and can also play for the Three Lions.
But according to Own Goal Nigeria, the father of Olise promised former Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr the Palace player will represent Nigeria.
Olise was once invited by Rohr, but the winger failed to honour the call up.
He missed the Africa Cup of Nations and will not play a part in Nigeria’s World Cup playoff against Ghana.
The skillful winger is having a breakthrough campaign in the English Premier League, having played 20 games and scored two goals.