Rafa In Talks To Persuade Talented Striker To Join Newcastle

Rafa Benitez is willing to bring young players into Newcastle for the coming season even though there will be no option to buy them at the end of the season.

One such striker who is available on loan is Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham who had a great loan spell at Bristol City last season in the Championship and scored a total of 26 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions for the Robins.

19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

Brighton & Hove Albion were reported to be the club in the lead for the striker’s signature, but the Sun are reporting that Rafa Benitez is now talking to the player about joining Newcastle United next season on loan.

The report is that Rafa will pay the 19 year-old’s wages next season which are said to be £25K/week after he has recently had a big wage rise at Chelsea, who really rate their young striker.

Newcastle will need to pay a loan fee for the player, but the costs of this and the fact we could be getting a striker who can score goals for us in the Premier League would be well worth it.

At least Rafa Benitez seems to think so.

Tammy has come through the youth ranks at Chelsea and manager Antonio Conte thinks he needs just one more season out on loan before he can start challenging for a first team spot in the Chelsea first team.

Tammy has played for the England U18, U19 and U21 sides and stands 6ft 4ins tall and he looks a very good striker in the making.

He joined Chelsea when he was just 8 years old and was part of the Chelsea youth side who recorded back to back wins 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.

This lad can score goals and let’s hope Rafa’s persuasive powers can get the teenager to Newcastle for next season.

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