Dean Windass has urged Tammy Abraham to push for a move to West Ham United instead of seeking a return to Aston Villa.
Abraham looks destined to leave Chelsea after falling out of favour since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as head coach in January.
Reports suggest Villa are lining up a £40million bid for the England international striker and a move would allow Abraham to return to familiar surroundings.
Abraham played a key role, scoring 26 goals in 40 appearances, as Dean Smith’s side returned to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs in 2019.
However, Ollie Watkins’ impressive form during his first season at Villa Park has left ex-Hull City striker Windass questioning whether Abraham would be Smith’s first choice striker if a move was sanctioned.
Windass feels Abraham, 23, would fit in perfectly at West Ham, where he would feature in the UEFA Europa League in the upcoming season following their sixth place finish in the Premier League.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Windass said: “It would make sense going to Aston Villa because he was on loan there as a young player.
“I just think he would be a better fit for West Ham. If he goes to Villa, they’ve got Ollie Watkins. Is he going to play? He would be asking whether they would change the system so there is two up top.
“The new Chelsea manager doesn’t fancy him and he’s not in his plans. But why would he want to go to Villa if he might not be playing week in, week out?
“If he goes to West Ham, he would probably be playing week in, week out. It would be a better fit for Moyes than Dean Smith.”