President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has confirmed talks are underway with England youth international Tammy Abraham to switch allegiance to Nigeria.
Abraham is on a season long loan to Swansea City from English Premier League champions Chelsea, but despite representing England at various youth levels, and even played at the European U20 Championship which England won, Nigeria are still hoping to lure him.
The forward is born to a Nigerian father and a British mother, same as Ola Aina who recently switched allegiance to Nigeria and even made the squad for their last round of World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, the back the back games against Cameroon.
Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Tyrone Ebuehi and William Troost-Ekong are all players eligible for other nations but have switched allegiance to Nigeria, and according to Pinnick Tammy Abraham could be the next in line.
Pinnick who once upon a time revealed he has close ties with the father of the highly rated forward confirmed talks are well underway with Abraham , while discussing the future of the present Super Eagles team.
“This team has not only shown capacity to go very far, but the youthfulness gives you the assurance that it can even go farther. You look at the players and you are happy that there is a future for Nigerian Football.
“You take a first look at the team and you see players like William Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Leon Balogun, Alex Iwobi, Chidozie Awaziem, Tyronne Ebuehi, Kelechi Iheanacho and now we have Ola Aina as well. We are working on getting Tammy Abraham.
“There are others like Henry Onyekuru and Olanrewaju Kayode. I believe we are so blessed and that this team will cause a big stir in Russia, and if not in Russia, in Qatar in five years time.” Pinnick said while speaking to the official media of the NFF.