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Tammy Abraham not keen on switching allegiance to Nigeria

Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham has ruled out the prospect of representing Nigeria at the international level.


The England youth international joined the Swans on a season-long loan from Chelsea earlier in the summer, and he has since contributed three goals in all competitions.

Earlier this month, Nigerian Football Federation president AmajuPinnick revealed that Abraham had agreed to switch his allegiance to Nigeria, for whom he capable of representing through his father, he said: "I had a very honest and productive discussion with Tammy and his father last week. It has been a long process but I can tell you authoritatively that he has agreed to play for Nigeria and not England."

However, Abraham appears to have contradicted Pinnick's statement by stating that his dream remains to represent England at the senior level. Abraham was recently part of the England Under-21 side which reached the semi-final of the European championships, and he clearly sees himself in the Three Lions shirt, although he will have to work harder to achieve his ambition.

Abraham said: "I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley 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 off the mark. I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England."

The 19-year-old has been with Chelsea since the age of nine, and he rose to fame during the previous campaign as he notched 23 goals for Championship side Bristol City. The Camberwell-born was initially touted as a potential target for London rivals Arsenal in the summer, but he eventually sealed a temporary move to Swansea, where he is assured of regular playing time.Abraham has not flourished as he would have liked in his maiden English campaign, but he can take the positives having had several goalscoring opportunities in his short time in South Wales.