Newcastle summer target Tammy Abraham has not done as well as expected at Swansea – although he has been playing in a struggling side this season.
Tammy has scored 7 goals and 3 assists in 27 appearances in all competitions for the Swans this season, and four of those goals have come in the Premier League in 21 appearances.
But he is no longer a starter for the Swans.
It would be interesting to know how he would have done playing for Newcastle.
Rafa thought he had secured the loan deal after he had visited the England U21 International at the St. Georges Park National Football Center, but he slipped through our fingers, through some sloppy work on the transfer front.
Tammy Abraham – another loan deal next season?
Rafa was not happy that Newcastle did not sign him on loan.
His loan spell at Swansea had not bee successful, and there’s a report by Luke Edwards in the Telegraph today on the 20-year-old striker.
Here is some of what Luke has written:
“It would be harsh to write Abraham off, as well as premature. He is young, a player with potential, a young man with much to learn.”
“He clearly has talent, but a young footballer’s career is a delicate thing at this stage of their development.”
“The problem is, Chelsea, sent him out on loan to try and unlock that potential, but his move to Swansea has not gone to plan.”
The loan move has definitely not gone to plan and if things don’t improve Tammy will probably be sent out on loan again for next season.
If Rafa still rates the player, he could make another attempt to sign him.
Rafa is expert at getting the best out of young players so Chelsea would probably be willing to send him to Newcastle next season after his apparent failure in south Wales.
It will be interesting to see what Rafa does in the summer in the transfer market, but he will want to bring in at least two new strikers permanently; maybe he can bring Tammy Abraham in on loan.
That will depend entirely on what Rafa thinks of the England U21 International, who after all, is still only 20.
Rafa could also potentially arrange an option to buy the player and that could be a real bargain if Rafa can get the best out of the young England striker.
What do you think?