Aston Villa are ready to spend up to £40m on Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer, according to The Mirror.
The Lowdown: Abraham’s Villa connections
The 23-year-old knows Villa Park well following his loan spell there during the 2018/19 season. Abraham netted 26 times and registered three assists in 40 appearances under Dean Smith, helping Villa back into the top flight.
Villa’s assistant manager John Terry, himself a former Chelsea stalwart, shared his love for the Blues forward during his stay in the Midlands, describing the striker as ‘passionate’.
It seems as if a reunion under Smith and Terry could well be on the cards judging by the latest report from The Mirror.
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The Mirror claim that Abraham isn’t in Thomas Tuchel’s Stamford Bridge plans and the Champions League holders are happy to let him leave over the coming months.
The report adds that the door is open for Villa and Smith, with the Blues expecting a bid imminently. A £40m deal would make Abraham the club’s record signing just weeks after they broke it to sign Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City.
Crystal Palace and West Ham are also keen on Abraham but a fee isn’t an issue for Villa’s owners NSWE, with or without Jack Grealish.
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The Verdict: Wesley on the way out?
Should Villa make their move and sign Abraham, you’d expect that Wesley Moraes could be on his way out of the club.
The Brazilian, who cost Villa £22.5m in 2019, has had his injury struggles in England. The striker has made only 25 appearances for the club, featuring in just 16 minutes of Premier League action last season.
He was signed after Abraham returned to Chelsea, but could the latter’s potential return result in Wesley leaving for good? Reports in March suggested that Villa would listen to offers for the 24-year-old, so we could well see a reversal two years on.
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