Aston Villa appear to be edging closer to potentially signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer amid a recent transfer update.
According to journalist Rudy Galetti, the Midlands club are in advanced talks for Abraham, and are preparing a big-money offer for the striker.
He added that Abraham could leave Stamford Bridge and Chelsea “soon”.
Given that he’s worked with him before and has seen first-hand what he can do, Smith will no doubt be buzzing at the news that Abraham is inching closer to wearing a Villa shirt again.
In his first spell at Villa Park when he spent a season on loan in the Championship, the England international netted 26 goals in 40 games, as well as coming in with three assists too.
And, speaking after his goal-scoring display against Swansea, the Villa boss himself said: “Tammy is a handful and he knows better than me that he should have been walking away with the match ball tonight. But he scored the winning goal, he’s a hell of a talent. Tammy put in a hell of a shift up front on his own and proved he is a fine player.”
Having already completed deals for both Emi Buendia and Ashley Young, this latest news that Villa are in “advanced talks” for Abraham will be music to the ears of Smith who will no doubt setting his sights on earning a top-ten finish in the Premier League next season.
The fact that the club are being so aggressive in the transfer market bodes well for Smith and Villa, and it’s exactly why the manager will be delighted if he does get Abraham.