Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, West Ham United and Aston Villa could now sign Tammy Abraham from Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea for £35 million, according to The Sun.
What’s the story?
Arsenal, West Ham and Villa all want to sign Abraham from Chelsea, but none of them are willing to pay what Chelsea have been asking for.
Chelsea were initially looking for £40 million as transfer fee for Abraham, described as “unbelievable” by Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish during an Instagram Q&A last year when asked about the England international striker.
However, the 2021 Champions League winners are struggling to find any club who would be willing to pay that much for the striker this summer.
Arsenal, West Ham and Villa have told Chelsea that they will not pay £40 million for the 23-year-old.
So, the Blues has ‘reluctantly’ decided to lower their demands by at least £5 million.
This means that Chelsea will sell Abraham for £35 million.
As things stand.
Good value for Tammy Abraham?
A player is worth what a club is willing to pay for him.
Strikers tend to cost the most in transfer fees, and £35 million for Abraham is not really much.
Yes, the 23-year-old striker could not get into the Chelsea first team ahead of Timo Werner last season, but look at what he did when he played regularly.
Abraham scored 15 goals and gave three assists in the Premier League in 2019-20.
During his loan spell at Aston Villa in 2018-19, the youngster scored 26 goals and gave three assists in the Championship.
Moreover, Abraham is only 23, meaning that his best years are ahead of him and he could still get better.