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Tammy Abraham opens door for Nigeria to gazump England for his national team allegiance

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He can represent England or Nigeria

Chelsea FC Open Training Session and Press Conference Photo by Clive Howes - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

With seven goals in his last three Premier League matches, Tammy Abraham is certainly in good enough form to warrant a national team call-up. But which national team will make that call? He does have two options available, as he is eligible to play for England and Nigeria as well.

Rumours regarding both the Three Lions and the Super Eagles have been swirling for the past month, and although it is not his focus at the moment, Abraham declared after this weekend’s three-goal performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers that his options are still open.

“Yes, I have heard the talk. I have not really been focused on that yet. I think when the time comes, the times comes. It is about focusing on Chelsea and hopefully scoring goals and getting victories.

“We never know. You can never say never, whatever comes first really.

“I just have to keep full focus on Chelsea. It [was] a good day at the office for the boys and me. Coming here is never easy. We played well, thankfully, I scored three and we got the three points.”

-Tammy Abraham; source: Goal

England manager Gareth Southgate, who’s well familiar with Tammy from the youth teams, has already said that the 21-year-old will get the chance to impress for England, perhaps as soon as the October international break. But they better hurry; the Nigerian Football Federation will be keen as well.