It was just a few days ago that Swansea City Chairman Huw Jenkins revealed his club’s interest in signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan. It was previously widely reported that Abraham was to choose between Brighton and Newcastle, but Swansea seem to have easily beaten off interest from those two, as just about every source out there is now reporting.
Chelsea's Tammy Abraham will join Swansea on season-long loan, though paperwork not yet completed.— Riath Al-Samarrai (@riathalsam) June 21, 2017
Sky Sports, BBC, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, and so on and so forth all claim that Abraham will be playing for Swansea next season with BBC even specifying that the paperwork for the deal is likely to be finalised today and that the move should be completed before July 3, which is when Swansea’s pre-season preparations officially begin.
It’s difficult to gauge how big of a task Abraham will have on his hands to win minutes at Swansea with the futures of many of their strikers hanging in the balance but the arrival of the Chelsea striker should make Swansea’s decisions on them a tad easier.
At Swansea, Tammy will be under the care of Paul Clement, who has worked at Chelsea as a youth coach and also as assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. Let’s hope his loan will be far more successful than that of ex-academy hope Josh McEachran, who was the last Chelsea player loaned out to Swansea under another former Chelsea coach, Brendan Rodgers.