There’s some very good news for Newcastle fans this morning as news in the London press is that we are winning the battle with Brighton & Hove Albion to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a one year loan deal.
It seems Rafa’s renowned persuasive powers with players is paying dividends again and we are lucky to have such a great manager at the club.
But there’s a lot going for Rafa when Chelsea want to loan out 19 year-old Tammy Abraham who the London club think is just one year away from fighting it out for a first team place at the Blues.
19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham close to loan deal
Earlier in the summer there were reports in the Telegraph and various other newspapers that Chris Hughton and Brighton were ahead in the chase to sign the 19 year-old who scored 26 goals for Bristol City last season in 50 total appearances.
The London press are reporting that Antonio Conte will entrust their young star to Rafa Benitez for next season and that has to be a coup for Newcastle and a very good signing – even though it is just a loan deal with no option to buy him next summer.
Newcastle have agreed to pay Tammy’s new increased wages of £25K/week plus a loan fee.
Newcastle will probably also bring in one more striker, with Daryl Murphy almost certain to leave the club this summer and the other strikers up front battling for places with be 23 goal Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
As usual Rafa wants to increase the competition in every position in the Newcastle team and we would expect the second striker signed this season to be an experienced striker, but who that may be we don’t know although we’ve been linked with enough players already this summer.
Signing Tammy Abraham would be a great loan signing for Newcastle.
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