Thursday Oct 03, 2019. 11:00
The Tammy Abraham saga has taken another twist with the player suggesting he is still undecided whether to represent England or Nigeria in international football.
The in-form Chelsea striker had reportedly thrown his lot behind England, but has now come out to say he remains torn over who to pick.
“I love both nations,” Abraham told reporters. “To be wanted by both nations, clearly I’m doing something right on the pitch for Chelsea. I just have to keep going. My time will come.
“I’m not sure, I haven’t made a decision yet. I’m just focusing on the club now.”
Abrahams was born in London, but says he is proud of his African heritage and it remains a large part of his life.
“I’ve grown up in an area with a lot of African culture and African background,” he said.
“Even in the changing room nowadays, we play Afrobeats and all sorts. So you’re fully aware that Nigeria is a massive country. It’s global.”
Abraham is the leading English-born forward in the Premier League this season with seven goals, one behind top-scorer Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.
His father is reportedly close to Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick, who has spoken at length in the past about bringing the youngster into the Super Eagles fold.