The morning dispatch from the Telegraph’s Matt Law confirms a couple understandings about Tammy Abraham’s situation, who’s now done with his international commitments after England’s loss to Germany on penalty kicks in the U21 Euro semifinals yesterday. (That Tammy only scored one goal is a simplistic and unfair reflection of the tremendous amount of work he put as the lone, often far too isolated center forward.)
As confirmed by multiple reports last week, the teenager has chosen to join Swansea City on loan for next season despite stronger and longer rumors linking him with Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion. Swansea’s strong Chelsea connections through their head coach and assistant manager no doubt played a big role, as did their striker situation that’s likely to be more favorable especially if Fernando Llorente leaves at some point in the next two months. There was also a story that Chelsea advised Abraham to go to Swansea instead of Newcastle because it has a worse nightlife, which is pretty funny regardless of whether it’s true or not.
The other, even more important rumor seconded by Law is that Abraham will sign a new Chelsea contract to the tune of £50,000 per week, which a) is fantastic b) is also hilarious since that’s what Solanke’s rumored demand was a couple years ago. Two years of success makes a big difference of course and Abraham was one of the best strikers already in the second tier last season and thus well worth this investment.
One suspects both of these reports will be confirmed by the club soon as well.