Nigerian-born striker Tammy Abraham has been called up to the England U21 squad after denying widespread reports which claimed he wanted to switch international allegiance to Nigeria.
Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from English champions Chelsea till the end of the season, has been in the news of late after reports emerged that he would be willing to play for Nigeria.
Tammy Abraham rejected those reports and reaffirmed his commitment to England though he confirmed that he met with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick.
He is part of the 24-man squad released by manager Aidy Boothroyd ahead of their European qualifiers against Scotland and Andorra.
Boothroyd’s team will play rivals Scotland on October 6 before an away game at Andorra on October 10.
Speaking about the upcoming clash with Scotland, Aidy Boothroyd said: “The game with Scotland is an intriguing fixture and it’s a really good game for us. The fact that the Scots beat the Dutch is good for the group I think because it now sets it up nicely for our game with them.
“They’re a team that will naturally want to beat us and they’ll be working very hard to do that.” he added.
Full England U21 squad:
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Norwich City, on loan from Manchester City), Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town, on loan from Manchester United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Joseph Gomez (Liverpool), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Fikayo Tomori (Hull City, on loan from Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Joseph Worrall (Nottingham Forest)
Midfielders: Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Everton), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace, on loan from Chelsea), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Josh Onomah (Aston Villa, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Swansea City, on loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Sheyi Ojo (Fulham, on loan from Liverpool), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)