Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has revealed how he tried convincing Fikayo Tomori to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria, before becoming cap-tied to England.
Tomori and Omeruo were both sent out from Stamford Bridge on loan last season but kept in touch via WhatsApp.
Omeruo eventually completed a permanent switch to CD Leganes in the summer, while Tomori was brought into Chelsea’s first-team fold by manager Frank Lampard.
“Tomori was a bit younger but he has really improved a lot.
“Unfortunately for him, he chose England. I wanted him to play for Nigeria!
“(The WhatsApp messages) were good, the boys could catch up and share videos whenever a player made it into the team of the week or was the man of the match. That was a good connection,” Omeruo told the UK Sun.