Tammy Abraham helped Aston Villa get back into the Premier League while on loan there last season, but if he has his way, he will be facing them wearing Chelsea blue next season instead.
Speaking to Sky Sports as England gear up for the U21 European Championships, which start this weekend, the 21-year-old left little doubt about his primary aim.
“Chelsea is the club that I’ve been at since a young age, so the aim is obviously to try to break in through there. But you can never say never, so we’ll see how things look.
“[When the fixtures came out] I looked up both [Chelsea and Aston Villa]. I was excited; good to see Aston Villa back in the Premier League. I still follow them on every social media. I still look out for them as well.”
-Tammy Abraham; source: Sky
Of course, as he says, you never know in football and every player will keep their options open to a certain extent. While Aston Villa have signed what looks very much like a replacement for Tammy, spending £22m on 22-year-old big man Wesley from Club Brugge, he himself isn’t ruling them out.
But surely, with only Giroud assuredly staying as of this moment — Higuaín is already gone and no one’s talking about Batshuayi — the No.9 shirt should belong to Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge next season.