Speaking to the West Ham Zone, former Irons striker Frank McAvennie has told GSB to seal the signing of Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham – coming after a big ExWHUemployee update that he is now the number one striker target for David Moyes.
The Englishman, who hasn’t enjoyed the same amount of game time as last campaign, starting just 12 Premier League matches, is unlikely to commit his future at Stamford Bridge.
McAvennie urges Abraham swoop
ESPN recently reported that Chelsea have now put Abraham’s new deal talks on hold after he was expected to put pen to paper on a fresh contract last season.
The apparent reason for it’s delay was a dispute over his wage demands, and this has apparently prompted Abraham to enter the West Ham transfer radar.
“I think he would be a great signing. He’s pals with Rice so that would be good,” McAvennie told West Ham Zone.
“I keep thinking they need someone who’s different to Antonio. Antonio’s a big powerhouse but I think they need someone different and Abraham will score goals – that’s for sure.
“He’s a London boy so I would think he would want to stay in London and if they can get him at West Ham, he’s a striker I would take.”
Transfer Tavern take
He has certainly proved himself prolific in the English top flight over these last two seasons, scoring 21 goals in 37 league starts since the beginning of 2019/2020 (WhoScored).
Abraham also stands at an imposing 6 foot 2 and could prove a handful for most defenders, not to mention the fact he is homegrown.
Valued at £36 million by Transfermarkt, these factors and his relatively young age of 23-years-old mark him out as a sure-fire striking candidate and arguably worth the heavy investment.
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