Having recently taken Ola Aina from the clutches of England`s full international squad, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are after another Chelsea youngster, Tammy Abraham. Currently on loan with Swansea City, Abraham could play for the Super Eagles by virtue of his father`s birth.
Although the 19 year old has played for England at various levels up to and including under 21, he is still eligible to play for Nigeria as he hasn`t yet played for the senior England team.
The NFF president Amaju Pinnick grew up with Abraham`s father and he hope to use that relationship to persuade the striker to make an international move.
Should he chose Nigeria, and join up with ex-Chelsea midfielder Mikel John-Obi and current wing-back Victor Moses, his chances of success are probably greater with the Super Eagles. They are more likely to win the African Cup of Nations than England are to win, the European equivalent, the Euro`s. With the Three Lions recent tournament history awful, World Cup success with Super Eagles may be a better bet as well.
His chances of starting are possibly better with Nigeria as well. To get into the England starting XI, he have get in front of Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford, not impossible, but more difficult than ousting Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho. That said a Tammy Abraham and Kelechi Iheanacho strike partnership could see the Super Eagles soar.
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Diego Costa talks with Fenerbahce break down
Fenerbahce manager Aykut Kocaman has revealed that the club came “very close” to signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa, but believes that the move will no longer take place.
Costa is still on the lookout for a new club having been told that he has no future at Stamford Bridge, despite scoring 20 goals to help Antonio Conte’s side to the Premier League title last season.
The Spain international, who is currently on strike in Brazil, had been linked with a move to either Everton or Atletico Madrid, the latter of whom he is expected to join when their transfer ban expires in January.
Turkey’s transfer window does not close until Friday, leaving Super Lig clubs among Costa’s final options to secure a temporary move away until he is able to join Atletico, but his proposed loan switch to Fenerbahce now appears to be off the cards.
“The transfer of Diego Costa was very close. But then the result was negative,” Kocaman told reporters.
Costa was left out of Chelsea’s squad for the Champions League group stages earlier this week.