According to a recent report from ESPN, Aston Villa are on the verge of landing striker Tammy Abraham. The two-times England international currently plays his football at Premier League giants Chelsea having come up through the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge, yet he is one of many young players at the club who have found first team football hard to come by.
And it looks as though the 20-year-old is set to make his way to Championship side Villa for the entirety of this season, and with that deal seemingly close, manager Steve Bruce should now add Yannick Bolasie, another man they have been linked with, in a bid to storm the Championship this term.
Ultimately, Englishman Abraham has only mustered three senior appearances for Chelsea in recent times to suggest that he remains a way away from the first team at the West London club, yet loan spells at Bristol City and Swansea City have underlined his pedigree in front of goal.
The 20-year-old netted a staggering 23 goals in just 41 games for the Robins back in the 2016/17 season to single-handedly keep them in the Championship, before scoring five times for Swansea last term in their disastrous Premier League campaign.
Thus, while things maybe didn’t go to plan at the Liberty Stadium last time round, it’s clear from his time at Ashton Gate that Abraham is a fine striker at second tier level, and as such will add a huge amount to a Villa side that were arguably lacking that 20-goal striker last term.
And were they to get a deal done for Everton’s Bolasie as well, they would take some stopping this season.
The 29-year-old may have struggled to re-discover his best form last season upon return from a year out through injury, yet the DR Congo international has proven during his time at both Everton and indeed Crystal Palace that he is a fine Premier League winger, which begs to wonder what he could do in the Championship.
Bolasie earned a move to Everton back in 2016 after netting 13 goals and laying on 30 assists in 144 appearances for Palace, with his pace, trickery, and overall willingness to drive at defenders earning many rave reviews during his time at Selhurst Park.
And he began life at Goodison Park in similar fashion before sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury back in December 2016, and were he able to get back to that form this term, he could prove to be a massive asset for Bruce’s men going forward.
Thus, Abraham’s arrival will itself enhance Villa’s promotion hopes – adding Bolasie will only serve to make Bruce’s side incredibly strong and surely the team to beat in the second tier this term.
In fact, the arrival of the winger could see Villa take the Championship by storm this season.
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