There is a report in the local press that Newcastle want 19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham at Newcastle on loan for next season and we have been given permission to speak directly to the player.
So have the other promoted team (so far) from the Championship – Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion.
Tammy Abraham in action for Bristol City last season
The Telegraph are reporting that Brighton are in the lead to sign the teenager, who scored 23 Championship goals while on loan at Bristol City last season.
Tammy in fact scored 26 goals in 50 total appearances for a struggling Bristol City side, who finished in 17th position last season and were struggling against relegation for a lot of last season.
Tammy has played for the England U18, U19 and U21 sides and stands 6ft 4ins tall and he looks a very good player in the making.
He joined Chelsea when he was 8 years old and has come through the Youth Academy at the London club and is one of Chelsea’s top teenagers at the club.
The deal will be a season-long loan deal with Chelsea expected to sign the young striker to a long term deal this summer with a big wage rise, so Blues manager Antonio Conte must really rate the youngster.
There will be no option to buy the player in the loan deal, with Chelsea believing Tammy will be ready to compete for a first-team place next summer.
Abraham was part of the Chelsea youth side who recorded back to back triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in both 2015 and 2016.
Last year in the UEFA Youth League, Abraham scored eight goals in just nine matches, making him the tournament’s second highest goal scorer.
So this lad can certainly score the goals – and we need lots of those next season.
What do you think?