There are few fans with as much pride in their hearts as those who make the trip to St. James’ Park on a fortnightly basis. Therefore, it is little surprise that a number of Newcastle United supporters are starting to lose their patience with Tammy Abraham.
After plundering 23 goals on loan at Bristol City last season, almost single handedly keeping the Robins in the division and confirming his status as England’s most exciting young striker, the Chelsea-owned 19-year-old has been linked with countless clubs in need of a natural-born goal-scorer.
However, it appeared that Newcastle had a deal in the bag. Yet, the alarm bells are starting to ring.
According to the Daily Mail, the Magpies, as well as rival suitors Brighton, have been stunned to learn that they will have to pay £1 million to cover signing-on fees for the player, his family and his agent.
Furthermore, Newcastle may have to pay a weekly wage of £50,000 for a player who has not made a single Premier League start. The demands for a lucrative goal bonus cast further doubt on Abraham making the move to St. James’ Park this summer.
And, just to further complicate matters, Chelsea are now considering sending Abraham to Hull City despite making clear that they wanted the teenager to continue his development in the Premier League, The Sun reports.
Roman Abramovich’s close friendship with Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky is coming in fairly useful at the KCom Stadium.
Needless to say, Newcastle supporters are now keen to look elsewhere.
Tammy Abraham is the worst kind of young English footballer motivated only by money not pride or love of the game! No thanks #Nufc— Passion On The Tyne (@passionnufc) June 18, 2017
#NUFC id walk away from the abraham deal poor attitude he should be jumping at the chance to play for a club this size— DavyBaty81 (@david_baty) June 12, 2017
This Abraham stuff is getting silly and over costly. Move on. #nufc— Rob Gilbert-Ovens (@Thegeordiefaith) June 18, 2017
Who's is he man - let's forget about him if he was up for signing it would be a done deal just another greedy cockney— Steven Goicoechea (@stevengoica83) June 17, 2017
Move on next target
Agree, we should only sign players who want to play for our City, our Club. Not where some no mark agent tells them where to play— Graham Townsley (@No9Legends) June 17, 2017
I really, REALLY hope we don't sign him.— Kaare Christoffersen (@KaareKong) June 18, 2017
Already his attitude is that of a player we never want at the Toon, forget him and his cronies, there's better players available.— Toonarmy (@Toontastik) June 17, 2017
Please tell me how Abraham's agent thinks his client is worth 50k per week? I'm utterly amazed at this. He's not even played in the pl #nufc— Lee (@lee_wilson1) June 17, 2017