Wright urges Abraham to seek Newcastle move

Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright has urged Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham to seek a move to Newcastle United in this summer’s transfer window.

Abraham, 20, joined Swansea City on loan last summer, and he has scored eight times in all competitions for the Welsh club during the 2017-18 campaign.

The England Under-21 international will return to Chelsea at the end of the season, but it is thought that he could again be sent out on loan next term.

Wright has claimed that he was “praying” that Abraham moved to Newcastle last summer, and has urged the Magpies to return for the forward ahead of the new season.

Wright told BBC Radio Five Live:

“I was praying that someone like Tammy Abraham went somewhere like there [Newcastle] and I keep saying it because it would be an unbelievable place to score goals at and build.

“I watched him come on the other day against Man United and I’m seeing some improvement.

“It’s the kind of place if he goes there under Rafa with someone like Kenedy that he knows from Chelsea, then all of a sudden he can start to bring in these players.”

Abraham scored 26 times during a loan spell at Bristol City last term before returning to his parent club last summer.

The highly-rated forward then signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea ahead of a season-long loan to Swansea, which has brought him 26 Premier League appearances.