Expert claims Villa faces challenge for signing Abraham
Noel Whelan claims Aston Villa face a challenge if they want to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer.
The former Leeds hitman, speaking exclusively to Football insider, claimed that his former team are just a club that will want to sign the striker.
As revealed by Football insider, Dean Smith’s sides are favorites to sign Abraham this summer with Â£ 40million set aside to seal his signing.
– Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) May 23, 2021
Chelsea traveled to Villa Park on the last day of the season despite the 23-year-old Abraham being left out of the squad.
The few fans allowed inside Villa Park chanted Abraham’s name, prompting a Tweeter of the Chelsea striker.
Abraham spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Villa and has become a public favorite.
However, Whelan, who covers all Leeds games as a BBC expert and is well connected at his former club, says a return to Villa Park this summer is far from dry.
“Dean Smith knows him very well,” Whelan said Football insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
âHe was a good servant when he was on loan. There is no doubt that they want him to come back.
âI have absolutely no doubt that Leeds want him at Elland Road and other teams with them.
âI don’t think that because he played for Villa there is a clear transfer to Villa for him. Absolutely not.
âIf he’s available, it won’t be just one or two teams for him. He’s a goalscorer who has proven he can do it in the Premier League.
“It can be a valuable commodity for any club.”
Abraham has scored six Premier League goals for Chelsea in the recently concluded season.
However, he fell out of favor with Thomas Tuchel after Frank Lampard was sacked.
In other news, Aston Villa opened preliminary talks to sign one of the championship’s most notable artists last season.