hold of Chelsea goal machine
Tammy Abraham with Nigeria
confident of poaching the
Brilliant Blues forward has scored 11 goals in his last 11 games and is
tipped for a huge future with club
ENGLAND face a fight to keep hold of goal sensation Tammy Abraham with the president of the Nigerian Football Federation claiming he can seduce him into switching sides.
The teenage Chelsea goal machine – currently banging them in on a season-
long loan at Bristol City – has scored 13
goals in 15 games for club and country already this campaign but the head of the African side claims he can convince him to ditch the Three Lions .
Tammy Abraham is being chased by the Nigerian Football Federation.
The forward has played for a handful of the England youth sides – most recently notching a brace for the U21s in the 5-0
win over Bosnia & Herzegovina – but he
still qualifies to play for the Super Eagles
through his father who the NFF chief
claims is a close friend.
Amaju Pinnick said: “Tammy is like a son to me.
“His dad is my childhood friend, we grew
up in Warri. We speak quite often.
“When we are ready, I am sure the
Nigerian Football Federation will not have any problem in securing his release.”
Abraham looks hugely happy playing and
scoring for England but could have his loyalty tested.
Striker Tammy Abraham is only 19 years old and has bundles of talent.
Nigeria have been harvesting an exciting
crop of young Premier League talent
recently with Manchester City striker
Kelechi Iheanacho, Arsenal midfielder Alex
Iwobi and Leicester forward Ahmed Musa
playing in their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier win against Zambia on Sunday.
The Foxes signed Musa in the summer and he already has 14 goals for the national side inside 40 appearances and won the 2013 African Cup of Nations. John Obi Mikel has recently also advised Chelsea young full back, Ola Aina to play for Nigeria instead of England.
Watford already have Nigerian hotshot Odion Ighalo in the side and emerging talent Isaac Success plays for the under-20s side.
And adding Abraham to their ranks –
where they would be able to guarantee
him a starring role – would give them
another massive boost.