Tammy Abraham has been called up to England’s senior squad for the first time. This news was revealed by Swansea City in it’s official website, swanseacity.com, a few hours ago. It said that the 19-year-old forward have been called up by England coach, Gareth Southgate, ahead of the Three Lions’ November international friendlies with Germany and Brazil.
Southgate was in the stands to monitor Tammy Abraham, as Swansea took on Arsenal last weekend. The Swansea forward impressed with his all round contribution to the team, and provided an assist. This development will come as a reward for the young lad’s commendable showing so far this season in the English Premier League.
Tammy had been in the middle of an allegiance war between his country of descent, Nigeria, and his country of birth, England, for several months, making the Chelsea loanee to come clearly to state his continued allegiance to England.
This maiden call up by England, will come as a disappointment to the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, who had been in the forefront in trying to convince Tammy to represent Nigeria instead.