Super Eagles Coach Hunting For Another Chelsea Youngster To Replace Tammy Abraham

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is eligible to play for both England and Nigeria, but the 22-year-old has pledged his future to the Three Lions after receiving a call up from Gareth Southgate to join the squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifying games.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has given up hopes of Abraham and teammate Fikayo Tomori and is set to lure another British-born Nigerian teenager, Ike Ugbo to play for his team.

Ugbo, 21, was born in Lewisham, south London and is eligible for Nigeria through his parents and he has played for England at U-17 and U-20 category helping the latter squad win the 2017 Toulon Tournament.

The Chelsea striker is banging the headlines with his recent form for his loan club Roda JC. Roda defeated Telstar 2-1 last week Friday, and it was Ugbo who scored the opening goal in the 51st minute, and the youngster has now scored five goals in his last eight games.

Nigeria has won over a number of British-born players with Nigerian heritage, and Alex Iwobi and former Chelsea youngster Ola Aina come to mind.

Ugbo is still far away from an England call-up, and for Nigeria the best time to poach the youngster is now.

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