While we were hoping the Tammy Abraham loan deal was very much in Newcastle’s favor, there’s a worrying report in the Telegraph today that the 19 year-old will delay his decision until he has talked to Brighton manager Chris Hughton, who is also keen to sign the striker on loan.
It had been hoped that after Rafa Benitez had talked to the player earlier this week at St. George’s Park, he would sign along the dotted line.
19 year-old Tammy Abraham – may prefer playing closer to home at Brighton
But it seems the Chelsea striker may even fancy playing for Brighton & Hove Albion next season for a couple of reasons:
- He will get more playing time at Brighton where he will definitely be the number one striker while that’s not true at Newcastle
- He lives in Surrey and would be a lot closer to his family if he did spend the season on the south coast.
It just goes to show you that nothing is final until it’s final – or as Yogi Berra would put it – it aint over till it’s over.
So Tammy has still to make a final decision on his loan deal, but it’s between Brighton and Newcastle with Brighton initially being the club expected to sign Tammy until Newcastle moved in earlier this week.
If Tammy decides on Brighton it’s because of the location of Newcastle up in the north-east, but we cannot do much about that now – can we?
We are still hoping Tammy will sign for Newcastle on that season long loan deal, but if he doesn’t then Rafa and Lee Charnley will still need to bring two strikers in – with one possibly on loan.
What do you think?