Young Chelsea prospect Tammy Abraham is off to a good start at Swansea City, leaving his new teammates in awe with his impressive rendition of "End of the Road" by Boys II Men during his initiation.
Now, he wants to do that same on the pitch as well.
"I must have done something right in my initiation as the boys loved it. I was nervous – as soon as I got in I could [hear] them tapping the glass! But it’s a good icebreaker. They liked my singing, but more importantly I want to impress them on the pitch!"
In his one and only professional season, Abraham made a huge impact for Bristol City in the Championship, scoring 26 goals in 48 matches to become one of the most prolific teenagers in the history of England’s second tier. This season, he wants take that next step and prove he can play alongside some of the Premier League’s best. (Hopefully Gylfi does in fact stay at Swansea...)
"To finally be here is amazing. It's a feeling I can't really describe. I'm so excited. I can't wait to hit the ground running. I did well at Bristol City last season, and I really want to do well for Swansea."
"I’ve watched Swansea over the last few years with different players coming and going. I’ve grown up watching some of the players – Olsson, Fer and Sigurdsson are players I’ve been really interested in - and it’s crazy actually being here and playing with them. I want to show them what I am made of."
-Tammy Abraham; source: Swansea City AFC
Chelsea themselves are in a bit of a predicament at center forward, as every single proper player mooted to replace Diego Costa has had his transfer fee massively inflated by the market. Hopefully, a prospect like Tammy will be able to save Chelsea that money in the future and turn out be the answer in front of goal that we need.
Abraham will make his Swansea debut tomorrow in a preseason friendly against Richmond Kickers. May that be the first of many excellent games for him this season!