Dries Mertens, also known as “Ciro,” is a Belgian professional football player who plays as a striker or winger for the Belgium national team. He was born on May 6, 1987 (Dutch pronunciation: [dris mrtns]).
Mertens made his national team debut for Belgium in 2011 and has since played in over 100 games. He also participated in the national teams at the UEFA Euro 2016, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA Euro 2020 competitions. He assisted his country in finishing third at the 2018 tournament. He received the 2016 Belgian Footballer of the Year award.
Dries Mertens who left Napoli at the end of the season, was spotted donning the most recent Super Eagles home jersey. Mertens is still looking for a club.
The Super Eagles defender Ola Aina’s number is seen on the 35-year-old forward in the images that have surfaced online.
Photos of Mertens working out while wearing a Super Eagles of Nigeria jersey were posted on Twitter.
Both Ola Aina and Dries Mertens
“Dries Mertens exercising in Ola Aina’s shirt was the last thing I imagined I’d see on this Earth,” said the caption that accompanied the photographs when they first went viral.
Over the past two seasons, Mertens and Aina came into contact in the Italian Serie A.
Aina was a part of the Torino defense that had the job of preventing the Belgian while Mertens played for Napoli on offense.
Aina and Mertens had dinner together in 2017, so they had already run into them other.
In Naples, Nathaniel Chalobah, Nathan Ake, and Ola Aina had lunch with Mertens and Aina.
Mertens was formerly associated with Chelsea, and now that he is sporting Aina’s jersey, there are rumors that he will join Torino.
Ola Aina’s Super Eagles shirt is worn by Dries Mertens as he moves about.
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