Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham is attracting Premier League interest from Newcastle and Brighton ahead of the Under-21 European Championships.
The 19-year-old striker may prefer another season in the Championship, seeing how well he played to score 29 goals from 41 games on loan at the Robins. His talent for scoring goals makes him a wanted man for a couple of newly promoted Premier League sides, namely – Brighton and Hove Albion and Newcastle Utd, according to the Bristol Post.
It’s Brighton he should pick
The Chronicle have said that Rafa Benitez is eager to get his business done early this summer, which may throw into doubt a move for Abraham – the young striker probably doesn’t need that kind of pressure before going into a major international tournament. Newcastle are a big club, but the demands there for a number nine striker are onerous for a young man just starting out. So what options are left to him?
Playing at Brighton on loan would keep him at arms length from Chelsea’s rivals, while he could find plenty of opportunities to notch up some Premier League goals at Brighton. He would be near to London and Chelsea, and would be teaming up with strikers, such as Glenn Murray who have experience of the top flight that he could learn from. It would be a solid fit for the youngster, especially with a calm manager like Chris Hughton to guide him.
Life at Chelsea
While Chelsea are awash with a talented academy that is frequently seen as a treasure trove for Championship teams, players like Abraham covet the opportunity to play with the first team. But we have seen that even Michy Batshuayi, 23, Chelsea’s £33 million striker from Olympic de Marseille had to bide his time to get a few minutes play in the Premier League in 2016/17.
But first it is the UEFA European Championship, and if the England U21’s can do nearly as well as their U20 companions did in South Korea, you’d have to expect that Tammy Abraham will be among the goals this summer.