On-loan Aston Villa star Tammy Abraham played a massive part in the Villans 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign, a campaign that saw them eventually promoted after a play-off final win. However, his latest words could be a huge dent to hopes of a return to Villa Park.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Abraham pledged that, now that he’s helped Villa into the top-tier that is the Premier League, his thoughts are turned to parent club Chelsea.
Chelsea are facing the prospect of a transfer ban for this coming summer window and the winter one in January. This has led to speculation in some quarters that the Blues will be looking to keep hold of the prolific youngster.
When the Standard asked Abraham if he were ready to do a shift for Chelsea, his answer could not have been any more affirmative than it was. In response he said: “I do. I am still young. I am still improving.”
He then went on to add: “The aim is to be at the highest level and playing the best football, and if Chelsea say they need me there, I will put 100 per cent in.”
Abraham’s assertion that he is ready to give his all for the Blues cause might give rise to some consternation in the ranks of Villa fans who might have been hoping for a permanent return for the London-born youngster.
It’s easy to see why they’d think this way. Abraham scored 26 goals and provided three assists across the whole span of their Sky Bet championship campaign. Those goals do come at a premium but the money available on Premier League promotion more than covers that.