The 2015-16 season isn't over yet, but teams are already making plans for their squads in the next term. According to ESPN FC, Brentford are interested in having young Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan at the club next season.
Last season, the 18-year-old player scored 41 goals for the U18, U19 and U21 Chelsea sides, and shared the club's Golden Boot with now-on loan striker Dominic Solanke. This season, Abraham has scored 15 goals over 20 games - including 7 in 6 UEFA Youth League matches.
ESPN FC claims that Chelsea are looking to send Abraham on loan next season so the youngster can get first-team minutes under his belt, and a number of Championship clubs have shown interest in having the striker. But Brentford believe that a good relationship with Chelsea, built this season with midfielder Josh McEachran's purchase and attacking midfielder John Swift's loan spell at the club, might give them an edge in landing a successful loan bid for Abraham.
As one of the most promising prospects stemming from Chelsea's youth ranks, Abraham is ought to get playing time as a professional as quickly as possible. Even though the Championship hasn't been a good fit overall for our youngsters, Brentford surely seem like a good fit for young players, and such an experience might be just what Abraham needs to get a good start in his career as a footballer.