Where would suit as Tammy Abraham next club?
FootyOn look in detail at the Tammy Abraham next club options, with Swansea City, Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion all linked with a loan move for the Chelsea forward.
A prolific scoring season on loan with Championship club Bristol City this past term hinted Abraham could play at a higher level.
Another temporary stint away from Stamford Bridge, though this time in the Premier League, looks like his next step.
Widespread media reports claim three teams, in particular, are chasing England Under-21 international Abraham.
Swans, Seagulls, Magpies in hunt for forward
Those sides are Swansea, plus promoted pair Newcastle and Brighton.
As with any career move, there are pros and cons to these clubs for Abraham.
While Sky Bet have priced up a market on his future, it is 16/1 bar the Swans, Seagulls and Magpies.
Let’s have a closer look at that trio…
Looking like back-up to Llorente at Liberty
Although Swansea have released Marvin Emnes and are set to offload Bafetimbi Gomis and flop Borja Baston, there are still plenty of forward options.
Chairman Huw Jenkins is determined to keep hold of key attacking duo Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.
Basque County native and former Spain target man Llorente is particularly suited to Premier League football.
He makes for a fantastic focal point for the Swans and, provided he stays, it is hard to see Abraham dislodging Llorente up front, despite Jenkins confirming interest in him.
Swans tactical change could incorporate Abraham
Swansea have by and large played a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 for several years, with Iceland international Sigurdsson either operating off the lone striker or offering wide support from the left.
There are a plethora of wingers on the books at the Liberty Stadium too, so Abraham also faces competition from Jordan Ayew, Nathan Dyer, Jefferson Montero, Luciano Narsingh and Wayne Routledge.
Only a tactical change from Paul Clement, who has Chelsea connections from his days on their coaching staff, is likely to see Abraham get regular first-team football in south Wales.
At evens to sign him this summer, the Swans would be more attractive if some more attackers are cashed in on.
Newcastle in pole position according to betting
Moving on to Rafael Benitez’s Magpies, who won the Championship title, they are expected to add to their squad this summer.
That recruitment drive has already included bolstering attack, as Ghana winger Christian Atsu signed permanently from Chelsea.
Having already done a deal with the Blues, why not explore the option of another for Abraham?
Newcastle thus look value at 11/8 to land him this transfer window.
Magpies have Gayle for goals
Given recent activity and that Benitez is an ex-Blues boss, a move to Tyneside surely appeals to Abraham.
The football mad Toon Army want exciting players like him to watch at St James’ Park, but bringing Abraham in on loan raises some questions.
Dwight Gayle outscored him at Championship level last term and landed the Golden Boot.
Surely he deserves the chance to prove himself in the top-flight, while Newcastle have their own academy products to develop in attack like Rolando Aarons and Adam Armstrong.
Brighton would benefit from younger legs
And so to the Seagulls.
Chris Hughton certainly gives British Isles players plenty of time if his coaching career to date is any indicator.
Brighton top scorer Glenn Murray will be 34 in September and Israel understudy Tomer Hemed is 30.
Abraham is much younger and linking up with Anthony Knockaert, the Championship Player of the Year, is a pretty exciting prospect.
Seagulls biggest price of three
Being part of Brighton’s first-ever Premier League campaign could also write Abraham into Albion history.
With all due respect to the Seagulls, though, they are the most likely of the teams linked with him to be in a relegation battle.
Abraham has just fired Bristol City to safety in the division below, so may be hoping for a more upwardly mobile outfit.
This is also reflected in the betting on Abraham’s future, as Brighton are 6/1 shots to sign him.
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