According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa are looking to secure a deal to sign Tammy Abraham permanently if they get promoted back to the Premier League.
Abraham has been absolutely exceptional since signing on loan from Chelsea at the beginning of the season. The young forward has been one of the most prolific in the country, firing in 26 goals, and it doesn’t look like he’s done yet.
Villa secured a 2-1 lead going into their play-off semi-final second leg with West Brom this week and the 21-year-old could be the man to fire them back to the top-flight.
Unsurprisingly, the Villans are keen to add him to their squad on a permanent basis if they get promoted. Per The Telegraph, the club are plotting a £25m move to secure his services.
However, with Chelsea under a transfer embargo, there could be a sticking point with the Blues more likely to take a chance on Abraham than they ever have in the past.
Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens essentially saved the club last summer. Their investment turned the Villans around after the financial troubles they’d experienced and the very fact they can even consider a £25m move for a player is a great credit to them.
Villa have shown tremendous ambition this season and coupled with Dean Smith, they’ve found a devastating recipe for success.
Only last week it was revealed that Jack Grealish has a release clause of £60m. That makes the likelihood of him leaving this summer slimmer and if they can complete a deal for Abraham too, it’ll be a phenomenal indication of where the club’s owners want the club to be.
Abraham is one of the best young English forwards around and should they get promoted, a considerable outlay on a striker is worth the risk.
Goals tend to keep you in the Premier League and we’ve seen with the likes of Huddersfield and Cardiff this season that if there aren’t goals in your team you’ll struggle. Villa simply cannot rely on Jonathan Kodjia if they go up and as such, Abraham for £25m is a deal they must complete.
Even if he doesn’t hit the ground running in the Premier League, the fact he’s still so young means there’s plenty of room for improvement.