According to the Northern Echo, Newcastle are interested in signing Tammy Abraham in January. That is if Chelsea want to sell their forward, who may exercise the recall clause in his contract at Aston Villa.
The youngster spent last season on loan at Swansea where he struggled, eventually being relegated with the Welsh side. There were hopes he’d get a chance at Chelsea this year, but instead he’s been farmed out on loan to Aston Villa.
But to his credit, he has been sensational since dropping back down to the Championship, including a four goal haul against Nottingham Forest in November.
Abraham also performed brilliantly in the Championship for Bristol City, back when Newcastle were in the second tier themselves.
However, he’s yet to prove himself in the top flight. At Newcastle, he could get that chance.
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Abraham can learn from Rondon
The main man at Newcastle right now is Salomon Rondon. After initially struggling, the striker is pivotal how the Magpies play and has scored some key goals along the way.
However, he is only one man. Behind him is Joselu, who we know is not capable of consistently scoring in the Premier League.
Therefore, we need someone else to score the goals, and someone who can fit Rafa Benitez’s blueprint as well. And Abraham can do exactly that.
He’s a tall and physical lad, who can hold the ball up and bring players into the game. Or at least he has the physical attributes to do so.
If he were to join Newcastle and work alongside Rondon, then we could have our next big striker. Rondon is 29-years-old, so there isn’t much longevity in him. Abraham, on the other hand, is just 21.
He could learn from the current number nine, who is the exact type of striker that Benitez wants. Abraham could become that too, but he needs to acquire the discipline it takes to play up front for a Rafa Benitez side.
Learn those tools, and Newcastle have the future of their attack already. With pace in behind, Abraham can be even better than Rondon is.
We failed to secure the Chelsea youngster on loan last season, but January could be the perfect time to secure his signature.