Chelsea centre-back Fikayo Tomori has a big decision to make when it comes to choosing which country to represent on a senior international level in his career.
Tomori represented England’s U21 side during their forgettable European Championship campaign this summer, having also featured for the Three Lions at U19 and U20 level.
However, the 21-year-old is also eligible to play for both Nigeria and Canada, whose U20 side he made three appearances for. His parents are from Nigeria while he was born in Calgary.
The Sun share quotes from Tomori from last year, which suggest that England would be his preference, but they note that he has yet to make a final decision on who he will commit himself to:
“Canada gave me that platform to showcase myself, but just before the Euros I got called up by England.”
“Growing up in England and playing for Chelsea, I wanted to play for England. It was a difficult decision, and I took a lot of time debating it, but after that we won the World Cup so I think it was a good decision.”
Whether he goes back on his decision and opts to represent either Nigeria or Canada could come down to whether or not he is able to break into Gareth Southgate’s England senior squad.
If he is able to break into Chelsea’s starting eleven under Frank Lampard’s stewardship, you’d fancy his chances, but the competition for places at Stamford Bridge is intense.
We shall see…