Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, currently on loan at Championship club Aston Villa, has been subject to heavy interest from Premier League clubs. Scoring 16 goals in 21 appearances will tend to do that.
After permanent transfers were ruled out — Chelsea were never going to sell Abraham, who’s under contract until 2022 — the narrative switched to a new loan, with the 21-year-old supposedly looking for Premier League glory instead of proving himself in the Championship again (which, in fairness, he already did two seasons ago with Bristol City).
Wolverhampton Wanderers were supposedly very close to convincing him, but as it turns out, Tammy has instead chosen to stay at Aston Villa and help them fight for promotion, as reported by the BBC today.
BBC Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker rejects Wolves loan move to stay at Aston Villa - Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham turns down a loan move to Premier League side Wolves to stay at Championship club Aston Villa. https://t.co/qBfQhDIN84— Chelsea FC RSS Feeds (@CFCrss) January 8, 2019
Abraham is currently the leading scorer in the Championship, but Villa are five points out of sixth place and a spot in the promotion playoffs. He’s going to need some support from the rest of his teammates if they are to improve in the second half of the season.
With several weeks still to go in January, the rumors may yet crop up later of course — Wolves are apparently hoping that once the confusion regarding the number of teams Abraham has played for this season has been cleared up, he could possibly be convinced — but for now, Tammy looks set to stay at Villa, and that’s probably the happier ending to this silly situation.