Queens Park Rangers defender, Nedum Onuoha, has urged Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, to follow his heart if he is invited to the Super Eagles squad.
The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting youngsters in English football and has drawn comparisons with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
Abraham was born to Nigerian parents, but has featured for England’s U-18, U-19 and U-21 teams.
He has scored 11 goals in his first 14 Championship matches for Bristol City, where he is on loan from Chelsea.
Pinnick says he in touch with his parents, to ensure he pulls on the green and white of Nigeria.
Onuoha has now added his voice to calls for Abraham to represent Nigeria.
“I’d heard of him before he went to Bristol City but he has certainly had a hot start – let’s see what he’s about,”
Onuoha, who himself rejected the Super Eagles in 2010 said.
“I don’t know Tammy personally, I might know him a bit better after Tuesday, but it has to be his decision.
“If that is something that he wants to do – and that is in his blood – and it is the right thing to do, then he will do it. And I am sure he will do very well.
“But if it’s not in his heart then there’s no point in trying to force people to do things they don’t want to do.