- Tammy Abraham has reportedly been given a call-up of late in the England squad
- Roma striker walks into the fray in Serie A after Chelsea exit
- Abraham missed the starting squad last week ‘but now he has been brought in’
- Gareth Southgate admitted he was talking to Jose Mourinho about the striker
Former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been a late addition to the England squad after his blistering start at Roma, it has been reported.
Abraham scored four runs in Serie A on the ground under Jose Mourinho’s run and assisted two more.
And despite not getting an initial call when Gareth Southgate released his squad last Thursday, the 24-year-old’s form appeared to have gone unnoticed.
Tammy Abraham has reportedly received a call-up late this month for the England team
Coming back against Montenegro in November 2019, Abraham has a previous England goal
England updated team
Goalkeeper: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale
Protector: Connor Cody, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielder: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Calvin Phillips, Declan Rice
ahead: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins, Tammy Abraham
Athletics David Ornstein Reports are that Abraham will now join the Three Lions this week ahead of two World Cup qualifying matches.
It is understood that he will not replace anyone, but will instead be an addition to the squad – along with some of his old Chelsea teammates.
Abraham has played 10 times since moving to Roma in a £34million deal from Chelsea this summer, and has quickly become a fan favorite.
This is his first England call-up since November 2020, and he will take on the likes of Harry Kane and Ollie Watkins for the top spot.
In his previous England performance, Abraham has scored once in a game against Montenegro at Wembley in November 2019.
The decision comes as a surprise as Southgate was asked about Abraham’s omission last week and admitted it was an ‘early stage’ for the Roma striker.
‘Tammy’s off to a good start. It is a very early stage,’ said the England boss.
‘I’ve exchanged messages with Jose to keep an eye on him. He is another player we know who has been with us before.
Abraham, pictured as scoring for England, has hit the ground running at Roma so far this season
The former Chelsea striker has flourished in Serie A this campaign under Jose Mourinho (left) so far
‘We’re probably only talking about six or seven English strikers, really, who are either playing in the Premier League or, as Tammy is, playing in a major European league.
‘So it’s not a big pool to cover at the moment. We will keep a close watch on those people.
England are currently four points clear of the top of the World Cup qualifying group, with four games to play and travel to Andorra on 9 October before hosting Hungary three days later.
Abraham is on the scoresheet as Roma win over Zorya Luhansk last week
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