Tammy Abraham could be a signature away from joining Newcastle United on a season-long loan, but it is high time the Nigeria Football Federation told the youngster a few home truths as he continues to snub pledging allegiance to a resuscitated Super Eagles.
According to reports in England, Tammy is on the verge of joining Rafa Benitez’s Toons on a season-long loan and after an impressive loan spell at Bristol last season, an England call up may be on the cards to.
The Nigerian FA President, Amaju Pinnick once assured the striker; whose father is a mutual friend, won’t be such a tough case.
But, seeing the talent available to Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr in Thursday’s win against Togo, the Eagles look like they won’t miss the absent senior players or those who refuse to join this building process.
Meanwhile, back at Chelsea, the club initially wanted Abraham to be promoted to their first-team squad, but owing to Benitez’s close relationship with the Blues’ technical director Michael Emenalo, Newcastle have secured a loan deal for the forward per Rob Draper [Mail Sport].
Leicester and Brighton were keen to sign the 19-year-old, who scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City last season.
Chelsea don’t want to lose the England Under 21 international permanently, but recognise a season of starting in the Premier League is necessary for his development. The deal is expected to be tied up this weekend.