Luke Hatfield from The Express and Star reckons that Tammy Abraham is “unlikely” to sign for Aston Villa this summer as Dean Smith won’t be able to guarantee him first-team football.
Abraham spent the 2018-2019 on loan at Villa and scored 25 Championship goals to help them get promoted back to the Premier League.
He had been initially signed by Steve Bruce, but following his sacking, the 23-year-old fared even better under Smith and played a huge part in Villa returning to the top-flight.
However, with Ollie Watkins on the back of an impressive first campaign at Premier League level, which means he’s firmly Smith’s first-choice centre-forward, Hatfield told Football FanCast that Abraham would be better off looking elsewhere despite his connection with the club:
“Abraham would be loved by the Villa fans, but it’s one which is unlikely – he probably goes elsewhere because Villa have got Watkins and they need someone that is happy to play that role of coming off the bench more often than not, despite his affinity with Villa Park.”