Tammy Abraham, transfer choices this summer
After being in the starting eleven last season, Tammy Abraham strived under former manager Frank Lampard, netting 18 goals in all competitions, leading Chelsea to a fourth-placed finish. But currently the Englishman looks out of favour, and second best to Frenchman Oliver Giroud, Tammy Abraham does not look to be in the plans of new manager Thomas Tuchel, and with plans of big signings in the summer, the 23 year-old may be offloaded in order to gather funds for Chelsea’s big plans. That's good news as several clubs are on the lookout for new recruits.
Youth in charge
For Frank Lampard's first season as Chelsea boss in 2019, the goal was clear. Banned from the transfer market, the London club decided to rely on its youth players to revitalise the squad. With attacking midfielder Mason Mount, full-back Reece James, winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and above all striker Tammy Abraham, who Chelsea had sent on loan to smaller clubs (Bristol then Swansea then Aston Villa), on the front line.
And it had worked out rather well, Tammy Abraham scored 15 goals in the league, helping Chelsea secure a 4th place finish, therefore qualifying for the Champions League. Despite this, Lampard didn’t have full trust in the 23 year-old to be able to make Chelsea title challengers. The summer transfer market showed that they didn’t put full trust in Tammy Abraham and didn’t believe he could take them to the next level, Chelsea splashed out £47 million on RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner. The German international started out very slowly, scoring only one goal in Lampards last 16 games in charge, after a long period of disappointment from the German, Tammy Abraham started getting chances but has only registered 20 appearances for the blues this season, only starting in 12 of those.
If Chelsea dont want him, other clubs might
The arrival of Thomas Tuchel on the sideline has given out of favour players like Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi chances to prove themselves, but not yet in favour of the 23-year-old English striker, whose treatment is questionable in England. "What's Chelsea's game with Tammy Abraham," wonders The Daily Telegraph. In the 3-4-2-1 scheme set up by Tuchel, Werner's positioning one notch lower, coming in from the left, did not benefit the English international’s style of play.
Replaced twice at half-time by Tuchel, he did not manage to convince or put doubts to rest. And doubts are clearly influencing his future with the Blues. All the more so as English clubs are on the prowl. As the Daily Telegraph reports, many teams are ready to jump on the opportunity, especially as Chelsea seems determined to sign a new striker in the next summer transfer market (with Erling Haaland at the head of the list). West Ham, Aston Villa, Leicester and Brighton are all interested, as are the big teams in the coming weeks, when speculation starts to arise about the Englishman’s future. Under contract until 2022 with Chelsea, Abraham was dreaming of becoming a star player for his boyhood club. Unfortunately for him, this idea is gradually fading away.
Transfer window: Chelsea ready to break its piggy bank for Haaland next summer?
It will probably be one of the biggest attractions of the next summer transfer market, for the players, the clubs, the fans and the bookmakers! And not only that. The author of a stratospheric season with Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland is likely to interest several big European teams, such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona or Manchester United. But according to The Athletic, another club could make a sensational entry in this matter: Chelsea.
According to the British media, the Blues are indeed on the lookout. If the Norwegian striker has a release clause of 75 million euros, valid however until the end of the 2021-2022 season, the English club would like to get ahead of all the competition by signing him next summer. But at what price? Certainly more than the amount of the clause, looking towards the 100 million euro mark. And we guess this is clearly not enough to scare Chelsea.
"The rumours that Real Madrid wants him? That's nothing new... But he's very happy at Borussia Dortmund. Erling wants to win the Champions League. When he leaves the club, it will be out of ambition, not for money," the striker's agent Mino Raiola warned at the beginning of December.
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