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Leeds must hijack Aston Villa’s bid to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

According to reports in The Daily Mail, Aston Villa are keen to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan, and their Championship rivals Leeds United must hijack any move.

What’s the word, then?

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Well, The Daily Mail says that Steve Bruce wants to bring the 20-year-old to Villa Park on a temporary basis, but the England U21 international would prefer to stay in the Premier League having had a spell with relegated Swansea City last term.

The tall centre-forward scored five goals in 31 league games as he couldn’t prevent the Welsh side dropping into the Championship, with four of those goals coming in his opening eight top-flight appearances.

The Daily Mail suggests that he may have to drop down to England’s second tier to try and rediscover his goalscoring touch, having netted 26 goals in 48 games for Bristol City the previous year.

Why should Leeds hijack any move?

Well, while Abraham is understood to be keen to stay within ‘The Promised Land’, if the offers aren’t there then he will need to settle on a Championship move in order to prove himself again, especially given he seems unlikely to get regular minutes under Maurizio Sarri at his parent club.

While Villa would be a good option, he would be an even better buy for their Yorkshire opponents, whose fans on Twitter want them to sign a 24-year-old star to replace Ronaldo Vieira, in what is sure to be another exciting promotion race this term.

The 20-year-old has shown his goalscoring prowess at this level before, and if the Whites added him to their squad in addition to Patrick Bamford they would have one of the best frontlines in the division, as well as their best strike partnership since Jermaine Beckford and Luciano Becchio.

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