Aston Villa must land Chelsea and England star Tammy Abraham this summer amid a major transfer update.
What’s the story?
According to The Daily Mirror, Villa are ready to spend £40m to bring Abraham to Villa Park, with the 23-year-old striker being told he is free to leave Chelsea as he doesn’t feature in Thomas Tuchel’s long-term plans at Stamford Bridge.
Fans will be buzzing
Given the impressive time he had at Villa Park in his first spell at the club, fans would surely be buzzing at the prospect of Abraham arriving on a permanent deal this summer. The England international bagged a whopping 26 goals in 40 games in the Championship back in 2018/19, as well as chipping in with three assists.
Speaking after he watched him score against Swansea, Smith himself said: “Tammy is a handful and he knows better than me that he should have been walking away with the match ball tonight. But he scored the winning goal, he’s a hell of a talent. Tammy put in a hell of a shift up front on his own and proved he is a fine player.”
As per Sofascore, he is very much someone who does his best work in the penalty area given his heat map, while he won an impressive 57% of his duels in the air last season in the Premier League – to put that in context, another Villa former player Christian Benteke, who is renowned for his aerial ability, won a similar percentage of headers in 2020/21.
Described as “unbelievable” and “phenomenal” throughout his career, Abraham could provide some much-needed competition for Ollie Watkins up top, and given the reaction from numerous Villa fans at the prospect of him joining, it would certainly seem to be a good move for all involved.