Tammy Abraham discusses his development at Chelsea
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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel this season, making just two Premier League starts since the German replaced Frank Lampard in January. Abraham remains Chelsea’s top scorer in all competitions, having netted 12 goals so far this campaign.
Despite Timo Werner struggling to find form since his big money move from RB Leipzig, Tuchel has kept faith in the German international and that has come at the expense of Abraham.
Tuchel recently left Abraham out of the Chelsea squad which beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final and that latest snub led to reports claiming that Abraham was considering his future.
The Telegraph has since revealed that Chelsea are open to letting him leave for around £40m.
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes another elite European side should look to sign Abraham this summer, naming Manchester United and Barcelona as potential destinations.
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Speaking on talkSPORT, Jordan said: “I think he can play at the very highest level.
“But for reasons of style of play, I very much doubt it’s attitude because the feedback I get on this boy is that he’s a very good, decent young man, and if you look at his goalscoring record which is close to one in two, but I just don’t think he fits into the model that Chelsea have for the way they want to play currently.
“With the personnel they’ve got there, Thomas Tuchel is maximising the potential and setting them up in a certain way.
“Tammy Abraham going out of Chelsea, I think he’s got a couple of years left on his contract, that means the club can hold out for a value.
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“Then you’ve got two considerations in there. You’ve got a Covid-19 landscape and what is value in this marketplace and where are people going to go?
“At £40 million does he represent a market price given the landscape of football finances?
“And where will he go to from the player’s aspiration side of things.
“If I was a chairman of a football club, a top six club which is where I think he’ll land, whether that’s in Europe or this particular league, I think £40m is probably a little bit toppy as a straight, nailed-on payment.
“I think if you get there you start buying at £25m, £30m and you get £10m worth of add-ons based on goals and performances which he’ll get, I think you’ll get to £40m.
“Whether it’s a club like Barcelona, because I can see him going somewhere like that, or a club in Italy, or one of the top six in this country.
“I think this boy can play in a Man United side.
“I think he’s a really good player, I’m surprised he’s not featuring, but I can also see the way Chelsea are setting up that he doesn’t and won’t give them what they want in that particular set-up.”
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