Aston Villa would be a tempting project for Tammy Abraham to join in the next summer transfer window according to pundit Noel Whelan.
The Lowdown: Villa’s interest in Abraham
Earlier this week, it was reported in Italy that the Midlands club have their eyes on signing Abraham, whose future with AS Roma has been brought into question.
Villa recently went through a big change as they appointed Unai Emery as their new manager following Steven Gerrard’s departure.
With the Villans now mentioned with a move for their former loan star, the club have been backed to be a suitable next destination for Abraham.
The Latest: Pundit backs Villa option
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan claimed that Villa would be a good next step for Abraham, and had high praise for the Englishman:
He said: “I think it is. If Roma are looking to get a big fee for him and take the money, then there’ll be a lot of clubs interested in pursuing him.
“He’s a fantastic striker, there’s no doubt about that. He missed out on the World Cup just because he was having a bad run of form – it happens. Abraham has been at Aston Villa before, but it will seem a lot more attractive to him now.
“There’s a fantastic manager with a real track record in place, it’s a lot more stable – and it’s a much healthier environment now. Aston Villa won’t be the only club looking to get him, but they’ve got a good project to sell him.”
The Verdict: Emery must sign Abraham
After playing a big part in seeing Villa get promoted to the Premier League at the end of the 2018/19 season by scoring 26 goals in the 40 appearances he made for the club during his loan spell, the 25-year-old has gone on to score 31 goals in 73 appearances for Roma since his move back in 2021.
With Emery claiming that he wants to win a trophy and get Villa into Europe, this is exactly what Whelan meant when talking about the project that the club would be able to offer Abraham to be a part of.
Taking all of this into account, if the striker is available to sign in the summer, Villa should do everything they can to secure his signature and help them achieve what the manager is looking to achieve.