Chelsea’s £40m valuation of striker Tammy Abraham could price Aston Villa out of a move, Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield has warned.
Abraham is being linked with a return to Villa, with the Mirror reporting last month that the Midlands club could actually be prepared to pay the price tag that has been slapped on the player’s head.
The 23-year-old spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Villa Park, where he managed to impress. In 40 Championship fixtures, he scored 26 goals as Villa went on to win promotion that term.
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It makes it no surprise that Dean Smith is keen on re-signing him. However, Hatfield feels Chelsea’s asking price could be a huge sticking point.
“[Thomas] Tuchel doesn’t seem to rate him and it does look like he might be off,” the Villa reporter said in a chat with TT. “The question for Villa I suppose is do you want to spend that much money on a player who might not necessarily be starting week in, week out?
“The money might be a little bit too high, but we’ll see because Villa do have an interest.”
Given the performances of Ollie Watkins last season, with the England international managing to bag 14 goals in the Premier League, there certainly is no guarantee that Abraham would be a starter.
Considering that, spending £40m on a new forward may not be the wisest of investments.
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