Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has reportedly paid a courtesy visit to his grandparents in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area, Kwara State, Newspremises reports.
The Gunner is in Nigeria following the end of the Premier League season as he continues to identify with his roots.
Saka was born on September 5, 2001, in Ealing, London, to Yoruba Nigerian parents, Adenike and Yomi Saka.
The footballer arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday, May 31, following the end of the 2022/2023 football season.
Earlier, he was spotted in Bariga Lagos, where teeming Arsenal fans showered him with affection.
On Saturday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State received the England forward in his office, Best Choice reports.
Sanwo-Olu, who expressed delight over the visit by Saka, noted that he was excited to receive a signed shirt from the player.
And now the 21-year-old was spotted with his grandparents in Kwara State. Sharing the photo on his Twitter handle, Abdul A Bello wrote:
“Bukayo Saka at ORO, Kwara State with grandparents. Proudly to be Kwara.”
And fans have taken to the comment section to react. One said:
“This is not surprising though, most of my school mates from Lagos in high school who came back to school in Ilorin traced their family tree to Oro.”
“I always suspected his originally from Kwara considering the name ‘Saka’. I even thought he’s from Ilorin gangan.”