England have invited Nigeria’s youngstar, Tammy Abraham, in a move aimed at wooing the player to play for the Three Lions and not the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (FF), has announced recently that the player has declared his allegiance to Nigeria. But the player denied such, declaring his availability for the Three Lions.
The FA announced on Thursday afternoon that the Chelsea player on loan to Swansea City has been called up to the Three Lions for the upcoming friendly games against Germany and Brazil this month.
Because both games are friendlies, Abraham cannot be cup-tied until he makes an appearance for the Three Lions in next summer’s football festival in Russia or any competive game.
England boss Gareth Southgate, named Abraham because the striker has been impressive in the last three games he has watched him play and also played well for the under-21s in the summer.
Abraham, 20, has been in good form since joining Swansea on loan, having scored five goals in 13 appearances.
Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Ademola Lookman (Everton) and Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) have been included in England U21 squad for the UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier against Ukraine at Obolon Stadium, Kiev on Friday 10 November 2017.
All six of the aforementioned youngsters are on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation, with view to a call-up to the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 World Cup.