Tammy Abraham looks to be the man to make way as Chelsea work to re-acquire Romelu Lukaku, but our 23-year-old homegrown striker is staying calm — and, it should be very much noted, eminently professional — about things.
As the Telegraph’s rundown of the situation notes, Abraham has been linked with Arsenal, Southampton, West Ham, and most recently Atalanta, but he’s in no hurry to make such a big decision about his future. The one thing that is set in stone however is that he won’t be signing any more contract extensions — even if he only leaves on loan. He has two years left on his current deal thanks to a performance-based extension that was triggered this time last year.
Abraham going to Atalanta would be perhaps Chelsea’s preference, as it would in theory help grease the wheels of the Lukaku transfer and also spare us from having to face Abraham twice a year for the foreseeable future in the Premier League. He may not be rated highly by our current coaching staff, but he does have 30 goals over the past two seasons, more than any other player in a Chelsea shirt.
All of this is assuming that the Lukaku transfer goes through (which it should in the next few days, but you never really know in football). Should that collapse, Tammy’s future could be thrown into even greater conundrum, though as the report adds, he is looking to play regular first-team football, wherever he ends up.