According to a report by ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur could now be offered the chance to sign Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham in a player-plus-cash offer for Harry Kane this summer.
The Lowdown: Kane exit saga waging on
After Sky Sports broke the news of Kane and his reiterated desire to leave Tottenham, a plethora of clubs both domestically and abroad have been touted with a possible move.
The 27-year-old also spoke candidly over his future to Gary Neville recently and appeared to send a clear message to chairman Daniel Levy, pleading for a sit-down with the Lilywhites chairman (The Overlap).
The Latest: Abraham could be offered to Tottenham
Swap deals have even been touted as a potential solution to bring down Levy’s stunning £150m asking price for Kane, as also mooted by ESPN.
Football Insider recently claimed that Manchester United could even offer both Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial in exchange for Kane.
Bringing a development, ESPN have now touted another player-plus-cash proposal – this time from London rivals Chelsea. They claim that the Blues could table Abraham as a makeweight to bring down Levy’s price tag for Kane.
Chelsea are apparently mindful that Spurs will be looking to rebuild if they agree on a sale for the 27-year-old and they believe that Abraham would offer sufficient appeal. The forward is also valued at around £40m, a figure based on his form prior to the global pandemic when he found the net on 15 occasions between between August 2019 and March 2020.
The Verdict: Avoid…
Reports of United’s willingness to offer Lingard and Martial for Kane certainly come as far more enticing than this ESPN development.
It’s evident that Abraham has proved himself in the Premier League, having bagged 21 goals in 37 Premier League starts since the beginning of 2019/20 (WhoScored), but he isn’t quite on the Spurs striker’s level.
Also, the 23-year-old’s last Premier League goal came in December, with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel often leaving him out the squad (Transfermarkt).
Despite recent events, former Scotland boss Alex McLeish is adamant that Abraham is still a ‘phenomenal player’, as he told Football Insider in March, but we still believe that Spurs must avoid this deal.
In other news: Manager dubbed ‘one of the best coaches in Europe’ now ‘listening’ to Spurs offer, find out more here.
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