It’s a complicated situation, isn’t it? Tammy Abraham may be on fire for Aston Villa this campaign but at the end of the season, he will have to think long and hard about his future.
A loan is nothing new for Abraham, having been out on season-long loans at Bristol City, Swansea City and now Villa, but there comes a time where he must think about his future with a more permanent focus.
His form in the Midlands will have rightly added to his list of admirers, with SunSport recently reporting that RB Leipzig will attempt to land the 21-year-old in the summer.
Abraham is more than good enough to start for sides in the top tiers of both England and Germany, with the summer transfer window fast approaching, Abraham will have to think about what is best for his career.
If Abraham does continue at his parent club, dependent on the success on Gonzalo Higuain’s loan for the remainder of the season, he could find himself battling it out for the second-choice striker role with Olivier Giroud, as the latter does not look to be leaving the capital anytime soon.
It has been evident this season that once Sarri has his preferred starting 11, he rarely differs from this across competitions unless the workload gets too much, so the opportunities could be limited for Abraham if he is kept at Chelsea under Sarri.
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Given the uncertainty surrounding Timo Werner’s future, Leipzig looking to bring in another striker in the summer seems a sensible move to add to the current options in Yussuf Poulsen, Jean-Kevin Augustin and Matheus Cunha.
Abraham would be contesting with Leipzig’s current top scorer in the League, Poulsen for the more advanced, clinical striking role with Augustin and Cunha vying for the more mobile, interlinking role.
The potential move would strengthen Leipzig’s push for a title in the coming years as when provided the service, Abraham is a potent finisher and is also more than capable of bringing others into play and getting involved in the build-up if necessary.
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To benefit his career, if he won’t get a regular starting spot at Chelsea, which is highly likely if Higuain stays, he should move elsewhere.
Whether that is to a good-quality side in England or to Germany, as long as he is guaranteed games at a high level, that will allow him to continue to develop, benefitting his club and country in the future.