Football star, Tammy Abraham, 19, is reportedly ready to switch international allegiance to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The Chelsea striker who’s on loan at Swansea City this season, is rated as one of England’s brightest young talents. He was born in the UK to Nigerian parents.
Despite winning nine Under 21 caps for England, the former Bristol City star has been promised by Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick, who is a friend of the striker’s father, that he will have a place in the squad for next year’s World Cup, should the Super Eagles qualify for Russia 2018.
Speaking with the Sun Uk, Amaju who met with the player and his agent said: “I had a very honest and productive discussion with Tammy and his father last week.
“It’s been a long process but I can tell you authoritatively that he has agreed to play for Nigeria and not England.
“He and his parents have started the necessary documents to effect the switch. Clearly, he understands he stands a better chance playing for the Super Eagles.
“With his talent, he has the ability to fight for a place in the Nigeria squad, by God’s grace we make it to Russia, then he would contest for a chance to represent his fatherland.”
Tammy whose full name is Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, scored 23 goals for Bristol City last season on loan from Chelsea FC, and is presently playing for Swansea City in the English Premiership, again on loan from Chelsea.