Newcastle United are reportedly looking to sign a striker this summer, and they could do a lot worse than challenge Arsenal for Tammy Abraham.
The Gunners are also in the market for a forward heading into next season, and have been linked with Roma’s number nine.
According to the Daily Star, Mikel Arteta’s side are prepared to pay £50million to bring Abraham back to England.
The 24-year-old only left Chelsea last year, joining Jose Mourinho’s Roma for £34million. But what a year the striker has had in Italy.
Abraham is Roma’s top scorer, and currently has 24 goals in all competitions.
His form in Italy has attracted interest from Arsenal, and hopefully Newcastle are looking at him as well. If they are, they could have a fresh chance to embarrass Arsenal in the transfer market.
Newcastle beat Arsenal to Bruno Guimaraes
During the January transfer window, the Gunners were heavily linked with Bruno Guimaraes. Then Newcastle swooped in with their newfound wealth and nabbed the Brazilian.
He’s admitted that there was interest from Arsenal before his move to St James’ Park. Now his Arsenal snub plays a prominent role in the Bruno chant that can be heard whenever Newcastle play.
It was an incredible coup for Newcastle to get the 24-year-old. He’s already proven what a player is, and it’s staggering that no one was able to stop us. This is a guy who should be playing in Europe.
Hopefully he’ll be able to do that with Newcastle, and it will only rub salt in the wounds of Arsenal fans further.
Abraham nearly joined Newcastle in the past – he’d be perfect
Newcastle are yet to be linked with Abraham, but he certainly fits the profile of what the club want.
They need a striker to join Callum Wilson and Chris Wood. It has been reported that most of Newcastle’s summer budget could go on a forward.
We’ve been linked with a big money move for Darwin Nunez, so why not splash out on Abraham? He’s flying in Italy now, and we’ve seen in the past that he can score goals in the Premier League.
Chelsea got rid of him prematurely, and he now has a point to prove. He’s doing that at Roma, but he’ll surely be keen to show the Blues exactly what he can do in the Premier League.
Newcastle tried to land Abraham in the past but failed. He was linked before his move to Swansea in 2017, and he was even mentioned as a possible target last summer under Steve Bruce. However, things are different now.
Now he’s a fully formed striker, while Newcastle are an ambitious club in need of a goalscorer.
Amanda Staveley and co should be looking to land Abraham. He’s the forward we need, and it would inflict further transfer embarrassment on Arsenal.