Dean Smith comments on Tammy Abraham’s Aston Villa future

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa during Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Tammy Abraham joined Aston Villa on loan from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on December 29, 2018 in Preston, England.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has suggested to The Birmingham Mail that Chelsea-owned striker Tammy Abraham will stay at the club until the end of the season.

Abraham joined Championship club Villa on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Smith has said that the London club do have the option to recall the 21-year-old striker, but the Villa manager does not think that the Blues will do so.

 

“Chelsea have got an option but we haven’t heard from them,” Smith told The Birmingham Mail. “From what we believe, they don’t want to (recall him).

“He’s enjoying his football, developing as a player and they seem very happy with him here.”

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa scores for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on December 29, 2018 in Preston, England.

Relief for Aston Villa fans

Abraham has established himself as the main striker at Villa and is a key figure in the Villans’ quest to finish in the top six of the Championship this season.

The 21-year-old England international - who earns £50,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - has scored 14 goals and provided one assist in 19 Championship appearances for Villa so far this season, according to WhoScored.

For Villa to finish in the Championship playoffs this season, they need to keep hold of Abraham for the rest of the campaign.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith during the pre-match warm-up during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Aston Villa at Liberty Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Swansea,...

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