The Telegraph and the Times are both reporting that Newcastle have won the battle to sign Tammy Abraham on loan for the season.
The 19 year-old Chelsea striker who was also considering a move on loan to Brighton for the season.
The Telegraph have reported the youngster has finally decided to sign for Newcastle and will complete the paper work before the weekend.
Abraham was named yesterday in Aidy Boothroyd’s England U-21 squad for the European Championship finals to be held in Poland later this month and has been training at St George’s Park with the England team.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham coming n loan to Newcastle
If this news is accurate it would be a big boost for Rafa Benitez, who talked personally with the player at the England training grounds last week and it seems he has persuaded the youngster to join Newcastle for a season.
The 19-year-old was excellent in the Championship for Bristol City last season, scoring 26 goals in 50 games in all competitions, 23 of them in the Championship.
But the loan will have no option to buy at the end of the season and it is purely a loan for one season and Tammy will return to Chelsea next summer.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte then expects the lad to then fight for a first team place in the Chelsea team.
Abraham shows every sign that he can score goals in the Premier League and hopefully he can help Newcastle finish in the top half of the table next term on our reentry to the Premier League.
It now looks certain that either Daryl Murphy or Alexsandar Mitrovic will leave the club this summer and it will probably be Daryl.
Newcastle will pay Tammy’s £25K/week wages plus a loan fee which will be undisclosed.
This will allow Newcastle to delay buying a top striker outright for one year and it will help with the transfer funds this summer, so we can sign other players who are needed to strengthen the squad.
He will be a very good signing for the season for Newcastle – four fans in five think he will be a good signing for us.