Tammy Abraham has passed his first test in professional football with flying colors, to say the least, helping Bristol City survive in the Championship while scoring more goals than all but one player in the division. Now, he’s set for a sterner test next season, with a loan move to a Premier League side beckoning.
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham on verge of joining Newcastle on loan https://t.co/uocSIBLU79 pic.twitter.com/K4oOxlAPTT— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) June 1, 2017
According to the Mail, that side may just be newly promoted Newcastle United, who have been linked with the 19-year-old since the end of the season proper. They aren’t the only team potentially interested, but they have apparently stolen a beat on all the rest, perhaps due to the connection between the Chelsea Board and current Magpies boss R*** B*****z. The Interim One led Newcastle straight back into the top tier after relegation last season.
Abraham could be a good fit for the side north of The Wall, where there’s currently a dearth of proven Premier League-level goalscorers. While Dwight Gayle scored exactly as many goals as Abraham in the Championship last season (23), he’s never been a prolific scorer at Premier League level (15 in three seasons for Crystal Palace). United’s other striker options currently consist of a disappointing Aleksandar Mitrović, a disappointing Sammy Ameobi, and a well past his best and even at his best not quite good enough for the Premier League Daryl Murphy. Those three also have a combined 15 goals between them in more matches than I care to count at top level.
Basically, Abraham would have a tremendous opportunity to stake a claim, either as a lone forward or in a partnership with Gayle to help the Magpies stay in the division next season. This just might be the best option for him at the moment.