NFF scouting Chelsea Striker Ike Ugbo

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Ike Ugbo of Chelsea and Alex Pascanu of Leicester City during a FA Youth Cup 6th round match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on February 15, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

According to reports in England the NFF want Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo to represent Nigeria, having missed out on Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori.

Per Adrian Kajumba, Nigeria have been running the rule over 21 year-old hotshot Ugbo who has caught the eye after making a prolific start to his loan spell at Roda JC this season.

 

Ugbo has scored five goals in eight appearances, six of which have been starts, for Dutch side Telstar and Nigeria had officials at the game to watch him having stepped up their interest.

 

Striker Ugbo was born in Lewisham, south London and is eligible for Nigeria through his parents.

 

He has played for England at under-17 and under-20 level, helping the latter squad win the 2017 Toulon Tournament.

 

Nigeria were dealt a blow last week when Ugbo’s Stamford Bridge teammate Tammy Abraham was recalled to the England squad when they were hoping to persuade him to switch allegiance.

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