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Rafa In Talks To Persuade Talented Striker To Join Newcastle

Rafa Benitez is willing to bring young players into Newcastle for the coming season even though there will be no option to buy them at the end of the season.

One such striker who is available on loan is Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham who had a great loan spell at Bristol City last season in the Championship and scored a total of 26 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions for the Robins.

19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

Brighton & Hove Albion were reported to be the club in the lead for the striker’s signature, but the Sun are reporting that Rafa Benitez is now talking to the player about joining Newcastle United next season on loan.

The report is that Rafa will pay the 19 year-old’s wages next season which are said to be £25K/week after he has recently had a big wage rise at Chelsea, who really rate their young striker.

Newcastle will need to pay a loan fee for the player, but the costs of this and the fact we could be getting a striker who can score goals for us in the Premier League would be well worth it.

At least Rafa Benitez seems to think so.

Tammy has come through the youth ranks at Chelsea and manager Antonio Conte thinks he needs just one more season out on loan before he can start challenging for a first team spot in the Chelsea first team.

Tammy has played for the England U18, U19 and U21 sides and stands 6ft 4ins tall and he looks a very good striker in the making.

He joined Chelsea when he was just 8 years old and was part of the Chelsea youth side who recorded back to back wins in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in both 2015 and 2016.

Last year in the UEFA Youth League, Abraham scored eight goals in just nine matches, making him the tournament’s second highest goal scorer.

This lad can score goals and let’s hope Rafa’s persuasive powers can get the teenager to Newcastle for next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Patrick Bamford ring any bells here?

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    We need premiership experience.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #3

    If not we might as well go for Chris Woods from Leeds United if that’s the case.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 1, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Hoping this is 3rd choice striker as I want a proper experienced top class striker. The lads obviously talented but not the talisman we need.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 1, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Mbabu is the 2nd fastest player in the world behind Gareth Bale. Think he’s someone worth keeping. Was good in the games he featured in (not many) and has had a decent spell on loan.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Mbabu is a strange one. He chased hazard all over the park. My only thought is rafa doesn’t like players who won’t take instruction….which mitro looked to do at one point. However yeah he looks one to try and develop.

  • kc2012

    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Scoring 26 goals a season in tough English competitions at 19 years old is very impressive. We’re newly promoted from the Championship so it’s not like we’ll be signing any high profile strikers this Summer. A loan deal for this kid makes sense. He looks a real talent

  • Bryan

    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    I dont mind loan deals as long as there is an option to buy at the end of it, otherwise all you do is pay to develop an other teams player which is only to their benefit. This guy is unproven in the PL, and like others I think we need proven PL goal scorers. I would have Defoe in a heart beat as opposed to this guy.

  • kc2012

    Jun 1, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Defoe’s going Bournemouth. I’d take Messi over this kid in a heartbeat aswell but hes not proven in PL either so guess he’s not good enough.

  • Bryan

    Jun 1, 2017 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Sarcasm does not become anyone.. Try providing a constructive view as opposed to trying to belittle other people’s views.

  • kc2012

    Jun 1, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #11

    I didnt belittle your view. I just stated that Messi isnt proven in the PL either therefor must not be good enough for you. I agree we do need proven PL players though for sure but in our first season back in the Prem, who exactly could we get realistically?

  • Bryan

    Jun 1, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #12

    You have just done it again with your sarcastic comment ref Messi then you hypocritically agree with me that we need proven PL players. Which is it? You know as well as I do there are many world class players who have not played in the PL but we all know they are good enough so your Messi comment is childish. All I stated was I would prefer a proven PL goal scorer who we could afford quite easily as opposed to a untried kid at that level. I have know doubt that Abraham is a great prospect, I just dont think he is ready for the PL yet.

  • kc2012

    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #13


    Ok touchy cupcake calm yourself down. Who would you say is a proven PL striker we could easily sign and would be willing to sign for us? What does Abraham have to do to prove he’s ready apart from score 26 goals at a very good level. City’s Gabriel Jesus is doing a cracking job, only ever played in a very poor Brazilian league only scoring 16 goals then came to PL at Abrahams age and hasnt stopped scoring.

  • Bryan

    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Like @3 said, if it is all about goals in the Championship then we should sign Chris Woods of Leeds. As I have said, he is a good prospect but thats all, just because he is on Chelseas books doesn’t mean anything, think of Bamford. The point I was originally trying to make was Defoe on a free transfer with his experience and proven scoring record should be a no brainer. He hasnt actually signed for Bounemouth yet and has stated that nothing will be happening until after the England games. I respect your views on Abraham mine are for Defoe so I guess we agree to disagree.

  • kc2012

    Jun 1, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #15

    The only thing in common with Bamford is Chelsea. Bamford only scored 17 goals in a strong Boro team never mind 26 at a very poor relegation battling Bristol City. Leicester took a chance on an unproven Conference striker called Jamie Vardy once and he turned out ok didnt he. If we were ever in for Defoe then fair enough, be a top class signing but we arent and never was so lets see which proven PL striker we easily sign and hopefully the unproven Abraham doesnt prove himself at another prem club next season for free whilst we spend about £30m on Andy Carroll or someone.


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