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Rafa Benitez’ Persuasive Powers Winning Over Striker

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.

What fo to think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Think this lad could become a very good player, But is he gonna come here to sit on the bench??
    Does this mean the Batshuaiy deal is a non starter.
    It’s a big step up for the kid and what does this say to Arma.

  • archaeomag

    Jun 2, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope this is true – but Raffa is everywhere – talking to everybody – we don’t want to wear him out, he all that stands between us and oblivion!
    ED. I don’t think everything said on twitter is true, or so President Trump tells me.


    Jun 2, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Hes gonna come here to learn from Rafa and become a better player (its what happened with Atsu) and the likelihood of him making it at Chelsea is slim so not a bad idea of getting a link with him early. As for Armstrong it tells him if he scorers 23 goals in the Championship he will get a chance mate

  • kennyg33

    Jun 2, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Hi – new poster but long time reader.
    For me, I’m a bit disappointed as we’re only a stepping stone for him. We want our own players who are here to stay, not players using us again for their own personal development . Just a thought.

  • martoon

    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #5

    archaeomag @2 – I know you are joking but I wonder how many teams/negotiators we actually have who have the authority to make bids/do deals? If all the rumours were true we’d have to have a whole army of them whereas in reality we’ve probably only got a handful who I guess still have to report/get authorisation from Rafa & Charnley.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6


    Do you think Abraham is gonna be happy to spend time sat on the bench tho.
    I doubt very much he is gonna be our no1 forward as I would expect another forward to come in.
    I understand getting ties with the lad early in the hope of maybe striking a future deal. But with Atsu the deal was already in place within the loan deal.
    I would have thought bringing in a top class forward who would have been an automatic starter would be more of a priority rather than bringing in a youngster to nurture for another Pl team


    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    I think he will be happy to fight for his place and considering his age and our club size he cant expect to be our main striker unless hes daft (which reportedly hes not) working under Rafa for a year will do a lot of good whether he plays 5 games or 40
    Currently we have 1 striker in Gayle who is worth his place and we dont have unlimited supply of funds, Ive no doubt we will bring in a main striker but now the full striker budget can go on him rather than splitting it between 2 players its a long process to build a team wont all happen this summer

  • archaeomag

    Jun 2, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    I think the agents must come to you – and in the final analysis, we tended to business with just a few agents…..
    But there is a lot of click bait/ twitter following inflation about; most of last seasons deals we did not see coming – which is how it should be.


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