Born: 06 March 2003 (White City, England)
A central midfielder who is predominantly right-footed but is skilled with both feet, Nile John was born and raised in White City, Shepherd’s Bush.
Having joined the Club when he was seven, he progressed through the system to make his first team debut as a substitute against Wolfsberger AC in the UEFA Europa League in February, 2021.
Nile demonstrated his goalscoring talents in our Under-16 side during 2018/19, while he also appeared twice for our Under-18s.
In his first season as a full-time scholar with us in 2019/20, Nile made nine appearances for our Under-18s in all competitions, scoring twice, before the season ended prematurely because of the Coronavirus pandemic. He also made one substitute appearance in the Under-19 UEFA Youth League in a remarkable 9-2 home win over Crvena zvezda.
He was in fine form during the first half of the 2020/21 campaign, regularly excelling for the Under-18s. He played 16 times in all competitions at that level, scoring once, while stepping up to play 10 games in the Premier League 2 during the second half of the season, in addition to making his first team bow. Nile made a Premier League squad for the first time on the final day of the season in a 4-2 win at Leicester City in May, 2021, where he was an unused substitute.
The 2021/22 season began with his second senior appearance in the first leg of our UEFA Europa Conference League play-off tie against Pacos de Ferreira. He joined League One side Charlton Athletic on loan in January, 2022, although he did not make a first team appearance for the Addicks. He also netted seven goals in 19 games for our Development Squad during that campaign.
The midfielder has represented England at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 levels.