One of the drawn out sagas of this summer’s transfer window so far, is our efforts to nail down 19 year-old Tammy Abraham to a season long loan, with news today he is still not sure a move to Newcastle is the right move for him for next season.
Newcastle thought they had the deal all tied up some weeks ago, but his agent has said he will not make the final decision until England’s involvement in the European U21 Championships in Poland is over.
The tournament is scheduled to finish at the end of this month and we beat Slovakia 2-1 yesterday, although Abraham did not score.
19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham
Brighton are the other team vying for the player, but Swansea have also placed a bid for the striker, so he will have to decide between the three Premier League clubs – presumably in the next 10 days to so.
The Shields Gazette is reporting today that sources close to the player still say he is not fully convinced of a move to Newcastle and he may want to stay closer to home (in Surrey) at Brighton or Swansea.
With the news yesterday that Newcastle are close to signing 25 year-old Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, Tammy is still worried about how much playing time he will get at the Magpies.
There will be more shoes to fall with the strikers at Newcastle and if we do sign Aboubakar then Newcastle could even sell Aleksandar Mitrovic, although that would still be a surprise.
But this seems a problem for the teenage striker – he wonders if he will get enough starts if he did come on loan to Newcastle.
Hopefully this thing will be over very soon and if he doesn’t come to Newcastle then hopefully we have at least one other striker, in addition to Vincent Aboubakar, already lined up.
Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins put the race for Abraham in some kind of perspective when he had this to say yesterday to BBC Wales Sport:
“Tammy does not have Premier League experience, but we are interested.”
“Paul (Clement) knows him from Chelsea.”
“If you look at the options which have been publicised, they are Brighton, Newcastle and ourselves, so it is left to Tammy and his family to decide where he wants to go next.”
It’s really that simple.
What do you think?