(Reuters) - England under-21 striker Tammy Abraham has denied reports he is set to switch international allegiance to Nigeria in a bid to feature in next year’s World Cup.
According to British media reports, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have been keen on recruiting London-born Abraham, who remains eligible for the African nation through his parents.
“I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England,” Swansea player Abraham said in a statement. “Contrary to reports in the media I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my national team allegiance.
“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.”
Chelsea’s Abraham, 19, is currently on a season-long loan at Swansea City seeking regular first-team opportunities.
Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru