Bookmaker list Aston Villa as joint-favourites for 22-goal striker; Newcastle included as outsiders

Aston Villa Manager Steve Bruce

Aston Villa have been listed as joint-favourites for Bristol City loanee Tammy Abraham, while Newcastle have been listed as contenders for his signature.

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goalBristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring against Aston Villa

Bookmaker BetVictor has listed Aston Villa as 4/1 joint favourites to sign Bristol City loanee Tammy Abraham during the summer, while Newcastle have been included as contenders.

The Chelsea youngster has enjoyed a sensational season in the Championship with the Robins. Without his 22 goals in the league this term, it seems more than likely that Lee Johnson's men would go into the final three games of the campaign with one foot already in League One. 

Given the success of his spell, City will know that it will be extremely difficult to pull off any kind of deal this summer, seemingly paving the way for another team to potentially swoop in if the Blues decide that he would be better off leaving in some capacity rather than sticking around Stamford Bridge.

BetVictor believe that Villa are one of the most likely destinations for the 19-year-old, with Steve Bruce's men listed at 4/1, alongside Middlesbrough, to land the striker during the summer.

Aston Villa Manager Steve BruceAston Villa manager Steve Bruce

Meanwhile, Newcastle have not been ruled out of the running by the bookmaker, with the Magpies listed at 8/1 - behind Leicester City and Galatasaray - so perhaps Rafa Benitez will earmark Abraham as a potential target as he looks to bolster his attacking options.

With Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan already in Bruce's ranks, signing Abraham while keeping the current pair would surely see Villa go into next season with the best front line in the division.

Meanwhile, Abraham's form this term would certainly suggest that he could definitely have a role to play at St James' Park if Newcastle did make a move regardless of whether they are in the second tier again or secure what looks like a probable return to the top flight at the end of this campaign. 

Newcastle United manager Rafa BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

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