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.