London-born Abraham denies switching allegiance to Nigeria

London-born Abraham denies switching allegiance to Nigeria

On-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has denied reports he is set to switch allegiance from England to Nigeria ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 19-year-old who has a Nigerian father has played in the England U-21s and he is currently on loan at Swansea City.

Abraham has represented England at all youth levels, including playing a key role in the recently concluded European U-21 championship, where he scored three goals.

On Thursday, it was reported he had considered a switch to Nigeria after meeting with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick.

Abraham has since denied those reports and has now committed to play for England.

“Contrary to reports in the media today I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my National team allegiance,” Abraham said.

“I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father.

“However, any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide of the mark. I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England.” Abraham said in a statement.

Abraham has played 5 games this season for Swansea, scoring once.

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