Chelsea’s young striker Tammy Abraham has given an interview detailed in the Guardian about his plans for this upcoming season. The London born 21-year old has been linked with Newcastle for the past few summers.
Abraham will probably start in the final game of a disappointing U21 European Championship for England who has lost their opening two matches.
After that match, Abraham will get a few weeks rest before he goes back to Chelsea for pre-season training. Due to unusual circumstances for Chelsea, this summer presents an opportunity that Tammy is relishing.
Tammy Abraham had this to say about his upcoming return to Chelsea:
“Of course the transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted but for us it is exciting, I am excited and I am sure the rest of the player are.
“There is a great chance for us young players so we must get our heads down in training and go for it at Chelsea. I have already been talking to the club about pre-season. I’m going to have a couple of weeks and then come back hitting the ground running. There is no better time for a young player to be at Chelsea. I am going to give it my all. With a new manager coming in there is no better time to show what I am made of in pre-season. I am just buzzing at the thought of the new season.”
“Chelsea has always had a great academy. They have lacked playing them and taking them to the next level. You see the likes of Ruben Loftus Cheek who on the borderline have done that. We have excellent players still there and coming through who are still Chelsea players so fingers crossed if it all goes well it changes the mind-set.”
Abraham is coming off a monster season on loan at Aston Villa scoring 26 goals for the Villains. He was thought to be in high demand by clubs in need of strikers like Villa, who recently signed striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for €22.5M; and Newcastle, who have brought back Shola Ameobi as Loan Coordinator.
However with the uncertainty right now at Stamford Bridge, Tammy will be given every chance to show if he has what it takes to compete at the highest level.
Chelsea are currently under a transfer ban and also will have a new manager arrive to replace Maurizio Sarri. The timing and situation are perfect for Abraham to test his skills at his home club this summer.
He is right to be buzzing as this is an opportunity for him to claim a first-team place at Chelsea.
With the way things are progressing at Newcastle, we may have highly rated youngster Elias Sorensen fighting for his first-team place next season.