England move to tie Tammy Abraham, handed friendly call-up

England move to tie Tammy Abraham, handed friendly call-up

England manager Gareth Southgate has invited Super Eagles target Tammy Abraham for the team’s friendly games against Germany and Brazil this month.

Abraham was at the middle of a nationality storm in September after the Nigerian Federation announced the Chelsea striker has agreed to switch allegiance to Nigeria.

Born to a Nigerian father, Abraham who has been in good form on loan at Premier League side Swansea City swiftly denied the report while pledging his continued allegiance to England’s “Three Lions”.

Southgate has now deemed it fit to invite the 20-year old for the friendlies against the two footballing powerhouse in November.

Abraham alongside his fellow Chelsea loaner Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez were the three players handed first call-ups after having impressed for the Under-21s recently.

The former Middlesbrough manager also extended an invite to Manchester United star Ashley Young, his first call-up in four years as well as returning Tottenham left back Danny Rose.

“This is an opportunity to look at new players and a different way of playing and I think the beauty of my position is that I know the young players in the system,” Southgate said after the squad announcement.

“These lads are players who, right through the age groups, have been recognised as being our best players and they’re all playing well with their clubs and having a good impact.

“This is a great opportunity to see if they can fit into the senior team and they’ve got the chance to stay there if they do well,” he added.

England face Germany on November 10 before taking on record World Cup winners Brazil in Wembley four days later.

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