Reports from a couple days ago claimed that Newcastle United had “secured” the signature of 19-year-old goal machine Tammy Abraham on a loan deal for next season, but those rumors were led by the Daily Mail and thus their veracity being questioned isn’t exactly surprising.
So here comes the Telegraph’s Sam Wallace with a report that Abraham has yet to actually make a decision, and that he will in fact be deciding between the two best teams in the Championship last season, Newcastle and Brighton, with the latter’s relative proximity to London a potentially key factor.
Neither Brighton nor Newcastle are exactly blessed with inspiring attacking options despite their lofty finishes in the second division. They were both lead in scoring by former Crystal Palace players, 33-year-old Glenn Murray for Brighton and 26-year-old Dwight Gayle for Newcastle, neither of whom has had any proven success scoring at the top level. Incidentally, Murray, Gayle, and Tammy all finished the season on 23 goals. Other options at either team should not strike fear into hearts either, be that Mitrović or Ayoze Perez at Newcastle or Baldock and Hemed at Brighton.
Of course there’s no guarantee that Tammy will be able to translate his success in the second tier to the Premier League either, but at 19, he probably has a better chance of doing so than either of the two who already had a go or two.
Newcastle may have the edge thanks to former Chelsea interim boss R*** B*****z, but either option would probably be fine as far as Tammy’s chances are concerned.