According to the Bristol Post, Tammy Abraham is keen to remain in the Premier League this season despite interest from Frank Lampard’s Derby County.
The report also states that Newcastle United are also interested in securing the services of the man who earned his England debut last season. As the Magpies already have a player on loan from Chelsea in the form of Kenedy, Premier League rules dictate that any Abraham move to St James’ Park would have to be a permanent switch.
In any case, the 20-year-old looks to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge, but it would be a mistake for the Blues to let the young striker go.
If Chelsea were to loan Abraham out again this season then it’d have to be to a Premier League team as that is the level the player is at. He should be given the opportunity to stake his claim for a role in the Chelsea set up first though.
Abraham endured a tricky season with the ultimately relegated Swansea last time out, despite his campaign getting off to a flying start that saw him get his first England call-up.
As the season went on, Abraham’s influence and involvement waned, the goals dried up and he looked to lose confidence. Losses of confidence happen in young players, and they should be afforded the chance to bounce back.
It also shouldn’t be forgotten that he was playing in a very dysfunctional Swansea team that struggled to make chances for most of the season. Jordan Ayew was the Swans’ top scorer in the Premier League last season with only 7 goals, Abraham was second with 5, which shows that goals were tough to come by in that side.
Abraham clearly has talent, and with so much of his career ahead of him, a season playing back up at Stamford Bridge, fighting for minutes, and playing in a top class side that’ll create goalscoring opportunities for him could do him good and restore his self-belief.
It could also prove that the top is where he belongs.