Nigeria officials are reportedly attempting to persuade Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham to switch allegiances in the near future.
The 19-year-old is very highly rated and impressed in a loan spell with Bristol last season, scoring an incredible 26 goals.
Abraham signed for Swansea on loan during the summer transfer window and has looked decent during the first three games of the season.
Although he is yet to score for the Swans, Abraham is very highly rated in England and could well go on to play a senior role in the international setup.
Though, having played for England’s youth sides, Abraham is still able to switch allegiances to Nigeria due to his family.
It has now been revealed that the countries association are looking to persuade the player to switch to the Super Eagles.
“We are working on getting Abraham,” said Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick to the BBC.
“Tammy is like my son. His father and I grew up in the same neighborhood,” he explained.
“So when they talk about him, I just laugh because I know what to do.”
There are no indications as to whether it is likely that Abraham will change allegiances.
We are sure there will be more information in the future, though it is just a waiting game for Nigeria now as well as England.
— England (@England) September 5, 2017
Competition at the Swans
While Tammy was considered to be the number one striker when Fernando Llorente left, the club have brought in some competition.
Abraham will now have to compete with former Swansea star Wilfred Bony who was signed on deadline day.
The Ivorian made his name while at the Liberty Stadium and will be looking to have a similar effect on the side this time round.
Abraham will certainly have his work cut out this season.