West Ham United have been given a potential boost in their pursuit of Tammy Abraham this summer…
It’s thought that the out-of-favour Chelsea striker is amongst David Moyes’ top transfer targets as he looks to bolster his frontline ahead of the new campaign.
And now Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has delivered an encouraging update on the 23-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking on his Twitch.tv channel on Monday night, Romano dropped the claim that he believes Abraham will leave the Blues this window as he wants regular game time on the pitch. He also added:
“I see Tammy Abraham leaving Chelsea this summer.”
Furthermore, according to Football Insider this week, the England international has been valued up to £40m by the Champions League winners, though it’s thought an initial £30m offer could be enough to seal a deal.
After this latest update, the East Londoners would be foolish to not push ahead with a bid for the forgotten Chelsea talisman.
Since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard in January, Abraham was only utilised seven times in all competitions and despite that, he still finished amongst their top goalscorers in the Premier League, bagging one fewer than penalty-taker Jorginho (seven).
If he’s truly Moyes’ no.1 target, then it’s time for GSB to stump up the cash to sign him.
The Hammers have to be absolutely desperate to secure a new forward before the start of the new season, which is merely one month away when they travel to Newcastle United on the opening weekend.
Currently, Moyes will go into the 2021/22 campaign with just one senior striker to lead the line – as he has done since January this year – but that’s a risky game to play because Michail Antonio is yet to start more than 24 matches in any Premier League season. And that’s largely due to his injury problems.
Abraham has scored 30 goals in his 82 appearances in Chelsea shirt, whilst during loan spells in the Championship, he found the net 48 times in 78 matches – no wonder his former youth teammate Kasey Palmer once dubbed him “the goal machine“.
It’s evident that the West London academy graduate, who is currently valued at £36m by CIES Football Observatory, knows where the back of the net is.
Also lauded as “unbelievable” and “phenomenal” throughout his career, the 6 foot 3 talisman would help to instantly fill that void alongside Antonio and given Moyes’ previous success in the transfer market – namely the Jesse Lingard loan and swoops for Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek – he should be trusted to get the best out of Abraham at the London Stadium.
£30m to £40m is a substantial amount to splash on a new player but it’s the sort of signing a Europa League-bound side needs to make to stand a chance at remaining competitive.
West Ham must strike following this encouraging update from Romano. Abraham is surely there for the taking.