Tammy Abraham was set to enter the final two years of his contract this summer, but after reaching a certain number of goals scored and games played, a one-year extension and pay rise clause has apparently kicked in.
This is according to an exclusive report from Matt Law in the Telegraph, which lacks hard numbers as far as the exact targets and new wages are concerned, but reveals that the 22-year-old’s contract now runs through 2023.
Obviously, this is not a proper new contract and Chelsea are still working on getting the striker to sign that, but it does reduce the pressure on the club to get a deal done this summer. Abraham remains the only youngster currently in the first-team to have not signed a new long-term contract in the last twelve months.
While there’s been some concern about his long-term future at the club with Timo Werner coming in, but by all indications, he’s ready to take on that challenge and fight for his place — perhaps even to play alongside Timo. More goals, like the one on Tuesday against Crystal Palace, will only help in that regard.
“Tammy is, in his personality, very good around the group. We had a conversation before the Palace game, so I was very pleased he scored and I was delighted he broke the run (of not scoring) against them. I hope there is an uplift for him.”
-Frank Lampard; source: Telegraph
Let’s hope so!