Tammy Abraham dumps Nigeria for England
The Nigeria Football Federation are set to miss out on Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham as he has reportedly opted to pledge his allegiance to England.
Abraham who has shown impeccable form this season was approached by Nigeria to commit his international future and reports claim that he declined.
According to Telegraph, the 21-year-old will welcome the opportunity to feature for the Three Lions if he’s included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Southgate is expected to release his full squad on Thursday and many fans will be hoping to see the Chelsea star make the cut, while Nigeria might not be pleased otherwise.
Should he be picked, the debate around Abraham’s international future will be finished after reports emerged that Nigeria were trying to persuade the Chelsea youngster to link up with the Super Eagles squad.
Three weeks ago, Tammy had never scored a goal for Chelsea – now, he’s putting the whole world on notice.
Southgate will name his squad for England’s double-header on Thursday, and Abraham is clearly deserving of a call-up, after bagging seven goals in as many games for Chelsea in the Premier League this season.
Abraham already has England caps from friendly games against Germany and Brazil, but Abraham is yet to publicly commit himself to either England or Nigeria.
The report confirmed that Abraham now wants to play for England and would accept a call from Southgate if it came
Meanwhile, another Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori is equally tipped to create another international tug-of-war between both countries following his awesome start to his Chelsea career.
Tomori is reportedly is being monitored by Nigeria while England and Canada are also in the rapid race to get him on board.