An update has emerged on West Ham target Tammy Abraham, regarding the club’s pursuit of his services.
According to Football Insider, West Ham are currently the favourites to land Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham ahead of Aston Villa, Wolves and Borussia Dortmund this summer.
The report claims that Chelsea value the England international at £35m and could be willing to start negotiations at £30m, with the striker not being viewed as part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans at the club heading forwards.
West Ham must take advantage of their current position by getting a deal over the line for Abraham. They are leading the race and must ensure that they do not allow any of their competitors the chance to catch up with them by sealing a swoop for the attacker as quickly as possible. He would be a much-needed addition to the squad and David Moyes will be buzzing if Abraham arrives at the London Stadium ahead of next season.
Michail Antonio and Thomas Soucek were the club’s top scorers in the Premier League last term with 10 each. This suggests that there could be scope for a prolific striker to come in and take on the majority of the goalscoring burden to provide Moyes with a consistent goal threat. Abraham, given his record for Chelsea, could be that man.
In 82 competitive, senior, appearances for Chelsea, Abraham has found the back of the net once every 152 minutes. This is slightly better than a one-in-two ratio. This would equate to 22.5, let’s say 23, Premier League goals a season if he played every single minute.
Abraham was once described as “Drogba-esque” by Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, who hailed the attacker’s hold-up play and ability to score different types of goals for Chelsea.
“I saw elements in Tammy’s game today that I hadn’t seen as much that I’d have liked to. His hold-up play, coming to the ball and bringing others into play.
“First half, one ball went up to him, Didier Drogba-esque, chests it down for someone, runs on for the next phase – I think he’s developing nicely. He’s scoring goals, he’s scoring different types of goals and I think he’s a threat.”
The £35m beast could be exactly what Moyes needs in his squad, which is why the Scot would love it if the club managed to bring him in from Chelsea in the coming months.
If he can keep up his impressive minutes-per-goal ratio then he could be the 20-goal-a-season forward West Ham have been in dire need of.