Newcastle United, Brighton and Bristol City could be set for disappointment with Chelsea wonderkid Tammy Abraham holding talks in Holland over a loan move to feeder club Vitesse Arnhem, according to Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf.
The 19-year-old striker had an incredible debut season out on loan at Bristol City, turning heads with some incredible performances, scoring 23 league goals in 41 games.
After such an outstanding season, many expected Abraham to either move to a Premier League side or stay at parent club Chelsea and fight Michy Batshuayi for Diego Costa’s role in the starting eleven, who is seemingly on his way out of the club.
Newly promoted clubs Brighton and Newcastle United have both looked into bringing the 6 foot 5 inch striker in following his impressive breakout season, but it appears he could instead be on his way to Holland to sign on loan for Chelsea’s feeder club Vitesse.
Vitesse general director Joost de Wit spoke on the deal, saying: “With Chelsea we are working together with great pleasure, we have announced our wishes and are fully conversant.”
The likes of Lucas Piazon, Bertrand Traore and Sam Hutchinson have all spent periods on loan with the Dutch club, and it appears they are keen on bringing in Abraham, alongside youngster Mason Mount, ahead of next season.
It’d certainly be a shame to see Abraham head out to Holland with Vitesse, as another year in England could push him to the top of the English football period.
However, no deal has been done as of yet, and with Brighton, Newcastle and Bristol City all looking to snap up the 19-year-old, there is set to be a fierce battle for Abraham’s signature this summer.