The new contract for Tammy Abraham continues to make no apparent progress. That’s still no reason to panic of course, but it does make for good headlines.
While Transfer Oracle Romano continues to claim that something will happen “soon”, just as he’s been doing since at least October, other reports continue to talk of an “impasse” over wages. These negotiations are never easy.
...and new contract is coming! ✍— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 29, 2019
The latest along those lines comes from Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella, who’s not the first to claim that Abraham wants parity with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s wages, which were given to the young winger earlier this year after a six-month saga that also involved a heavy dose of Bayern Munich.
This certainly seems like a fair demand, especially considering how much better Abraham has been doing this season than his Academy teammate. Hudson-Odoi has not assisted or scored a goal in over two months. Meanwhile, Abraham has gone from strength to strength and after yesterday’s winning goal, now has 14 goals and 5 assists across all competitions this season.
In the Premier League, he only trails Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the goalscoring race. Perhaps he’s in fact due more than Hudson-Odoi’s £180,000 per week income, which isn’t actually that much (but again makes for good headlines) as it includes a whole host of performance targets and incentives.
In any case, Abraham has 2.5 years left on his current contract, and while we can all agree that he’s due a massive wage rise, we just need to stay calm and let the whole process play out along its natural course. That new contract is surely on its way, sooner or later. As Abraham is probably doing at the moment, we just need to worry about the football itself.