Tammy Abraham gets England call-up after snubbing Super Eagles

Tammy Abraham has been included in the England U-21 squad, just a week after denying he was considering switching allegiance to Nigeria.

Abraham, who is on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea, has been called up by Aidy Boothroyd ahead of the Euro 2019 qualifiers against Scotland and Andorra next month.

The striker had met with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the African nation were optimistic of persuading him to play for them.

But Abraham, who has three goals in nine under-21 caps having also played at Euro 2017 this summer, insisted he remained available for England.

“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.

“However, any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide of the mark.

“I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England,” he said.

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Nottingham Forest’s Joseph Worrall and goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan at Shrewsbury from Manchester United, are the uncapped trio in the group.

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