England U21 striker Tammy Abraham opens door to Nigeria switch after they qualify for next summer’s World Cup #Nigeria

Tammy Abraham has admitted Nigeria could end up in a tug-of-war with England over his international future.

The England Under-21 ace has so far rebuffed the African nation’s advances, pledging his loyalty to the Three Lions.

But Nigeria have now qualified for next summer’s World Cup — and can offer striker Abraham a fast track to football’s greatest event.

The Chelsea striker, on a season’s loan to Swansea, said: “There are a lot of things going on. For me that is a sign you are doing something right if Nigeria are fighting for you and England want you as well.

Nigeria have joined England in securing their place at next summer’s World Cup

“I’m happy right now and just want to keep playing my football. Nothing has happened. I’m not too sure what is going on.”

England U-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has warned his talented team not to play “like the Harlem Globetrotters”.

He wants his side to express themselves, but not go over the top when they visit minnows Andorra in a European Championship qualifier on Tuesday.

England’s confident kids will look to turn on the style again when they face Andorra

England are in top qualifying spot and looking to consolidate their position after beating Scotland last Friday.

The core of Boothroyd’s squad won the U-20s World Cup in the summer and are supremely confident – showing stunning skills during training drills.

“My players are so skilful and comfortable on the ball, one of my biggest concerns is they can be too elaborate,” said the manager.

“I keep telling them that we are not the Harlem Globetrotters and we are not here to do tricks.”


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