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Odds Of Landing Future Star Diminishing Rapidly

The fate of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is very uncertain at the moment. There are two key dramas yet to play out which will determine the future of the promising starlet.

Tammy Abraham – Was immense for Villa this season

With a looming two window transfer ban hovering over their heads, Chelsea will most likely not loan or sell their young striker this season until they get a firm grasp on when the ban will begin.

on May 8th, Fifa upheld a two-window transfer ban against the London club. Chelsea are now considering their next options and mulling over whether to go through the ban now or appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport which would most likely delay the ban to 2020.

A report in the Telegraph state that Chelsea have in fact delayed their option to have the ban frozen while they undergo the appeal process. If frozen, the club would be allowed to bring players to the club this summer.

The idea is that Chelsea may be resigned to having the transfer ban. With the arrival of American Christian Pulisic as well as Mateo Kovacic presumably being allowed to join on a permanent, it may be best to get the ban over with this summer.

This would be unfortunate news for any clubs targetting Abraham as Chelsea would be unlikely to sanction a move for the striker without being able to replace him this summer. With Alvaro Morata on loan to Atletico Madrid for another season, striking options are slim for Chelsea at the moment.

The other situation to play out for Abraham is whether Aston Villa get promoted. There are reports out today that Villa are very keen to sign Abraham if they are successful in their promotion bid.

Villa will likely want to make a splash in their return to the Premier League. This will give Newcastle competition and likely drive up the price for the excellent striker if he in fact does become available.

Tammy Abraham had an outstanding season at Villa in the Championship scoring 26 goals in 41 appearances. He would be a terrific player for Newcastle.

We just hope that if he does become available, Newcastle will be in with a chance to get him.

32 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    May 19, 2019 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #1


    Interesting article……we know Rafa thinks highly of this lad…and let’s face it, he’s not likely to break into the Chelsea first team.
    Chelsea’s model over the last couple of seasons seems to be sell six or seven youngsters to finance a first team player…so it’s entirely possible that we could get him.

    I’d be pretty happy if he was brought in to play (gradually) up front….but that means we have to get Rondón also…that’s gonna be a lot of money considering we are probably going to have to juggle midfield as well.

  • Uncertain Toon

    May 19, 2019 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Everything is uncertain Neily boy

  • Uncertain Toon

    May 19, 2019 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Rafa improves players as he’s proved, no team is goin to want to loan him players

  • NY Mag

    May 19, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #4


    From previous thread…..I took Munsters posts in question as a joke (exactly like he said they were)…..everyone on this blog is anonymous to me, as I am to them (so I treat everyone in the same way (including you) – with respect!

    As regards to your second post – whcich I assume was directed at me, I have absolutely no idea if the accounts are legit…..I can only comment on what is published…….you clearly have a different viewpoint, I respect that – but until you can prove what you say, you have to respect that I am not going to agree with you….

  • lesh

    May 19, 2019 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #5


    As I pointed out some months ago, academy and industry/ community development funding is generally financed by business-government partnerships and what comes via government comes from the European Social Fund which comes from the European Union.

    Now, thanks to a combination of Ashley not being interested in developing the Academy and the silly sods who want out of the EU, that funding’s gone, no more, fell off its perch, dead.

    So there you go, the likes of the short-sighted Farage supporting Bettysbollocks have put paid to funding sources that could’ve helped Newcastle United.

    Maybe they’ll reflect on that when eating their chlorinated chicken and paying through the nose for health care that was once free on the NHS – all courtesy of a Boris/ Fox/ Farage/Trump partnership!

  • lesh

    May 19, 2019 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #6


    Forgot to add #NUFC to post 5.


  • NY Mag

    May 19, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #7


    #NUFC makes all the difference 🙂

  • toon22

    May 19, 2019 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Funny how you always side with MA isn’t it
    Are you being balanced too ?

    We can add up and do simple maths

  • toon22

    May 19, 2019 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #9

    You think the HMRC are harassing MA ?
    It’s not his fault just about everything he touches is under investigation?

    It’s not his fault ?

    His decision to split the club into as many parts as possible is in our interest?


  • NY Mag

    May 19, 2019 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #10


    This is a blog for discussion of opinions regarding our club…..if you’re directing your comments at me please say so.
    I’m always happy to discuss everyone’s take on the current situation

  • RobLeenio

    May 19, 2019 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #11

    For clarity, no matter how dire the situation at Camp Harrison, eating frogs was only ever going to be an act of final desperation, much like those Argentinian rugby players.

    Good way to sign off, tsunki.

  • RobLeenio

    May 19, 2019 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Just tried to put on the highlights of the Cup final to find that the Tivo box had recorded five minutes of the Eurovision pap contest and the news bulletin instead.

    Sad frog face


  • RobLeenio

    May 19, 2019 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Never mind, just found it on iPlayer.

    Happy frog face


  • RobLeenio

    May 19, 2019 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Interesting Instagram post from Rondon according to the Chronicle. “Let them talk!!! You stay focused”

    It’s a bit ambiguous. The Chron relate it to the paper talk about Wolves. It could easily also relate to the Benitez contract talks, which potentially impact on his own situation.

    Whatever it relates to, I think it’s encouraging.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 19, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #15

    We haven’t won a trophy of any importance since 69, I’m sure we can wait a few days to a week to see if MA can do the right thing by the fans, city, players and Manager and give a little to get a whole lot back from Rafa.

  • toon22

    May 19, 2019 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #16


    But his actions over the last 10 years suggest otherwise

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 19, 2019 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #17

    We can be pretty certain the time being taken is because Rafa is negotiating for more for the playing side. Critical changes to the way we operate. It’s involved and it takes as long as it takes. The longer the better probably. Dot the I’s cross the T’s. It’s a most important document. A most important agreement.

  • lesh

    May 19, 2019 at 3:38 AM

    Comment #18

    Nicky the ball tosser

    Or maybe Ashley’s dragging things out while he sounds out Pullis whose availability will have given Ashley confidence that he’s got the advantage over Rafa.

    But what the arrogant git fails to acknowledge is that to be successful or at least avoid yet another relegation, Newcastle United needs Rafa rather than Rafa needs NUFC.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 19, 2019 at 3:58 AM

    Comment #19

    It would be a brave Manager to come into St James if Rafa was fired and the fans found out this was already in play before the meeting.

  • martoon

    May 19, 2019 at 5:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Being an optimist I think it’s good that they are still negotiating. I think they could have a general agreement but just their legal teams dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. I think Rafa said something about 10 days however I’m expecting some scare stories in the Sunday papers.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2019 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #21

    I would like to apologise to the blog and to all NUFC fans across the globe as apparently I have put paid to sources of funding that could have helped our club by allegedly supporting Nigel Farage.

    Firstly as I have made clear several times on here I have no allegiance to any political party or politician nor am I interested in politics or the main stream media. The blog’s political editor and fervent supporter of the hard left Lesh, has decided in his wisdom that it is ok to solicit support for his extremist political views on a NUFC football blog, despite being asked not to do so numerous times, and believes he is justified in doing so by pathetically trying to link his propaganda to the funding of our club.

    In a cerebrally impaired, persistent obsession with his view that Brexit is the wrong outcome of our country’s referendum despite the fact that in a democratic vote remain lost and despite subsequent manifesto assurances from both main parties that the will of the people would be acted upon, he refuses to accept that we live in a democracy in this country and not a Marxist dictatorship.

    I wonder if Liverpool will ask for a rerun of this season’s PL as they suffered such a narrow defeat. If they won then we could always make it best of three.

  • the white tino

    May 19, 2019 at 6:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Bettyswallocks lol, funny how certain people are supposedly all for democracy, then when it don’t go their way, try to throw enough money and shit at it, to oppose it, me personally want us to leave and stop supporting other countries, anyway back to nufc, think rafa will stay and will sign a three to five year contract
    Lesh, you keep burying your head bonny lad,

  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2019 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #23

    The White Tino…………. It’s not about the in’s and outs or the rights and wrongs of Brexit, it’s about the country respecting and acting upon the outcome of a democratic vote. If we fail to do so then we are setting a very dangerous precedent. We voted to leave the EU and that is what should happen.

  • DubaiMicky

    May 19, 2019 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #24

    Anyway, let’s keep politics off the blog please, even if you have an #NUFC at the end.

    There’ll be a press announcement this week. One way or the other, I would think it’s 75% that Rafa will sign.

    Oh I bet a tenner on our European Song ending up last – I won £80! So Europe isn’t all bad!

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #25

    I can’t believe you got any kind of odds on that!!! Well done 🙂
    The Europeans have been using this pathetic contest as a stick to poke us with for years.
    As if anybody cares.

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #26

    Meanwhile a (Geordie) nation holds it’s breath as another farce plays out..
    Stick to your guns Rafa. (I’m sure you will)
    Sh*t or bust.

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #27

    The devil in Ashley must be at least a little tempted to do what irks the fans most, even if it invites Armageddon..
    Don’t be a plonka…like usual.

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #28

    Come on Rafa…
    Tell him where to shove his stronger bag and red n blue mug.

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Howay England boys this morning.
    We’ve got Palistan to rout. Run fest predicted, in the former football stronghold of Leeds.
    Mark Wood is from Morpeth way… Think he’s a toon fan! #NUFC

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #30

    Palistan? Palestine? Even autocorrect is trying to get politics on the blog.
    No, Pakistan.

  • sing in the corner

    May 19, 2019 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #31

    No thanks to Tammy tap in by the way.
    There’ld be lucrative add-ons, setting his family up with their own island somewhere aroind the Maldives or summat..

  • DubaiMicky

    May 19, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #32

    SITC, whenever India play, esp in one days and 20/20, the amount of Indian guys in the bars that are showing the matches is HUGE! They often buy one soft drink and slowly sup it for 4+ hours.

    Not as many Pakistanis go to the pubs to watch the games, one or two, and they drink like pissed fish!

    Come on England, one thing I’ll do in the next 6 years or so (before I’m 60), is watch the entire Ashes tour in Aus, join up with the Barmy Army and let the fun begin.


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