Tammy Abraham open to representing Nigeria at the international level

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has said that he could be open to the possibility of representing Nigeria at the international stage. The 21-year-old was fancied to switch his allegiance to the west African nation prior to the 2018 World Cup but he refuted those claims by stating that he wants to make an international career with England.

Since then, Abraham has experienced a top season in the Championship with Aston Villa on loan before returning to the Blues and it appears that he is now open to the opportunity of representing the country of his father, he told ACL Sports: “Anything is still possible. I have not ruled it out completely but we will see!”

Abraham has already represented the Three Lions on a couple of occasions but both of those matches have been friendlies. Owing to that, he is still eligible to represent the Super Eagles at the national level, although he may delay the decision with the hope that he can make the comeback with the Three Lions under Gareth Southgate.

The Three Lions manager has openly stated that he would prefer to go with a younger-looking team for the future tournaments and Abraham has the chance to earn a recall, should he showcase a consistent run of goalscoring form. At present, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson are regarded as the options to lead the line and the former is guaranteed the starting spot as the captain.

Abraham started the current season with a run of three matches without contributing the goal. However, the streak was ended during the recent away trip to Norwich City, where he scored his first two goals for the Blues. The performance should have caught the attention of Southgate and it remains to be seen whether Abraham can carry on with the same level of performance when Sheffield United visit Stamford Bridge at the weekend.