It looks like Newcastle are very close to tying up the season long loan signing of Chelsea’s 19 year-old striker Tammy Abraham.
It’s a very good signing in that we get a good young goalscorer quite cheaply for our season back in the Premier League and it will mean Newcastle don’t need to buy a striker until next summer which takes a little bit of the strain off the transfer finances.
That’s not to say Rafa will not bring in an experienced striker this summer, which is expected.
Chelsea’s 19 year-old striker Tammy Abraham
But Chelsea have made it clear there will be no option to buy Abraham, who they rate very highly and he will return to Chelsea next May and probably be ready to fight for his first team place at that time.
Some fans would have liked the deal to include an option to buy, because it does nothing in the long term for Newcastle – Tammy will need to be replaced next summer and one way of looking at it is that Rafa will make the teenager into a much better player for Chelsea.
But we will also get his services for a season quite cheaply and we have a feeling this lad will be welcomed by Geordie fans, who love to see goalscorers doing well at the club.
So it’s kind of like a good news – bad news thing which is why we were interested in getting the fans’ views on whether they considered Tammy to be a good signing for us.
A massive 80% of fans think it will be a good deal for Newcastle – so that’s a positive verdict.
And we’re sure if we do sign this lad he will get 100% support from Geordie fans and if he can score the goals for us in the Premier League it could be a season to remember for Tammy Abraham.