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West Ham striker Ahmed Abdulla wants Saudi Arabia future

West Ham United academy striker Ahmed Abdulla has declared he wants to play for Saudi Arabia. Abdulla, who turns 18 in November, was born in the Arab Kingdom and lived there with his family until the age of eight, when he moved to England.

He told whufc.com: "One of the Saudi Arabia players, Sami Al-Jaber, came over when he was at the top of his game and played for Wolves. He is the all-time best Saudi Arabian footballer, but he didn't quite make it in English football and didn't play too often. I'd love to be able to make it at the top level myself.

"It would be good for me to get a call-up. My Dad is Somalian and my Mum is from Yemen, but I and all my brothers were born in Saudi Arabia, as my Dad moved over there to work.

"I was born there and I lived there until I was eight and my parents still live there now. I speak fluent Arabic, as well as English. I am living with my brother in England at the moment."

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