Nigeria are prepared to convince Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to commit their international future to the Super Eagles, with Sports Minister Sunday Dare set to make moves for the talented players.
Well respected reporter Adewale Ajayi made this disclosure in a chat with Futbalgalore.com on Thursday.
“I have been to communicate with the Hon Minister of Sports Sunday Dare. He is ready to wade in and ensure that Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori commit their international future to Nigeria,” Adewale told Futbalgalore.com.
“He is on top of the situation. Everything is under control.”
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has refused to rule out the possibility of representing Nigeria at international level.
The 21-year-old, who has scored seven goals in five Premier League appearances, has earned two England caps in previous friendly games, but remains eligible to switch to Nigeria before he makes an appearance in a competitive game.
He was left out of the England squad which faced Bulgaria and Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifiers during the recent international break, so he is yet to add to his two appearances in friendlies against Germany and Brazil back in November 2017.
Like many of Chelsea’s successful youth players, Fikayo Tomori joined the Blues at a very young age. He arrived at the club in 2005 at Under-8s level, signing when he was just seven years old.
Since then, Tomori has successfully navigated his way through Chelsea’s youth setup, moving up the ranks throughout his career.
However, his best season at Chelsea has to be the 2015/16 season. While it was a tumultuous campaign for the first team, Tomori helped the youth team to back to back FA Youth Cup and Youth League titles, scoring in both finals and being named academy player of the year.
Most players have a simple choice when picking which country to represent at international level, because they only have one. However, Tomori has the unusual choice of three different countries from three different continents, thanks to his diverse background.
He was on target in the triumph over Wolves, whipping a devilish effort from 30-yards beyond the statuesque Rui Patricio.
Tomori’s main option is England, having grown up there and earned 35 caps for the Three Lions across three different youth levels. However, he could play for Canada, as he was actually born in Calgary and was called up by their Under-20 side in November 2015.
Finally, Tomori could go and play for Nigeria, who he is eligible to play for thanks to his parents. He still has time to decide having not yet earned a senior call-up.