Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is set to sign a new contract at Chelsea worth a reported £100,000-a-week, via London Football News.
The 21-year-old was handed the No.9 shirt by manager Frank Lampard this season and looks as though he will be trusted to lead the line for the Blues for the majority of the campaign due to the current transfer ban imposed on the club.
Abraham started the campaign poorly after a dismal display against Manchester United on the Premier League’s opening weekend – failing to register a single key pass or dribble at Old Trafford – and then missed the decisive penalty against Liverpool in the final of the UEFA Super Cup just three days later.
However, after being dropped to the bench for the visit of Leicester a fortnight ago, the England U21 international returned to Frank Lampard’s starting-eleven for Chelsea’s trip to Norwich last Saturday, and scored two goals to ensure the Blues left Carrow Road with all three points after a close-knit affair in East Anglia.
— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) 24 August 2019
It is now understood that Abraham – who scored 26 goals in 42 appearances on loan at Aston Villa last season – will be handed a new contract at Stamford Bridge, one that will reflect his true value to the club and see his current £50,000-a-week wage doubled to £100,000 (also reported by the Telegraph).
Indeed, he’s also averaged more shots per game (2.3) than Olivier Giroud so far this season, as well as more passes per game (11) so does look to be more involved even at this early stage of the season. With those kind of numbers in terms of overall play – as well as the added goals obviously – Abraham does look like he’s growing into a guaranteed starter.
Signing a new deal at Chelsea should only further boost his confidence and prove the amount of faith the club has in him moving forward, which hopefully for the west Londoners will be reflected by his performances on the pitch.
Having already been included in the England set-up by Gareth Southgate during his reasonably short career, the Blues ace looks ready for the Premier League as the club’s marquee marksman for years to come.
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