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Following the retirement of Odion Ighalo after a third-placed finish at the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria have launched an ambitious attempt to convince in-form Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to snub England and represent the Super Eagles at international level.
Abraham has two caps with England already but both were won in friendlies. Abraham made his England debut in a friendly win over Germany in November 2017 before appearing against Brazil a week later but is free to switch as he has yet to play a competitive match for Gareth Southgate.
Nigerian Football Federation president Melvin Amaju Pinnick has revealed Abraham will make a decision on his international future by April 2020.
Pinnick said: “We will not relent in our quest for good players to play for the country and win laurels. We will keep talking to good players of Nigeria descent to play for their fatherland.
“But like you know, these kids are very independent minded. In fact, we have been told to wait until April 2020, when he hopes to make a final decision on the matter.
“I told him that he stood a better chance of playing regularly for Nigeria than with England, which has a galaxy of strikers of the English stock.”
Abraham has scored four goals in just four Premier League games for Chelsea.