Tammy Abraham in the form of his life after Newcastle links last year
Tammy Abraham in the form of his life after Newcastle links last year
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Tammy Abraham in the form of his life after Newcastle links last year

Newcastle United were linked with a move for Tammy Abraham last year and wouldn’t you know it, the striker is currently in the form of his life.

The Magpies supposedly made enquiries to take the star on loan, as well as his then Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour.

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There was never a chance for Newcastle to afford a permanent deal for Abraham.

The Northern Echo reported in June that Chelsea valued Abraham at £40 million. That essentially priced Newcastle out of any move.

Ultimately, Abraham would head to AS Roma for around £34 million to play under Jose Mourinho (BBC Sport).

It was a move that raised eyebrows, but it has been a resounding success so far.

Abraham has been in sensational form in 2021/22 and his latest brace against Lazio yesterday has taken him to 23 goals for the season. He has also provided four assists.

That haul of 23 goals is the most by any English player this season.

Abraham’s form is helping to keep Roma’s hopes of qualifying for the Europa League alive.

Newcastle should look at Tammy Abraham again this summer

Newcastle simply couldn’t afford Abraham last summer, but things are very different now.

The Magpies now have significant financial might, and the club would likely be able to afford Abraham if they wanted to go back in for him.

Roma would undoubtedly not want to lose him so soon after acquiring him. But it’s possible they would be open to selling for a huge fee.

His stint in Italy has done him the world of good. He now looks to be a much better player than the one that struggled for minutes at Chelsea.

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Newcastle are bound to be in the market for a new striker this summer.

Chris Wood joined the club in January, but the New Zealand international is not really a long-term solution at St. James’ Park.

And Callum Wilson is obviously a great striker, but his injury record makes him unreliable.

Abraham has Premier League experience, and it could be that he fancies a swift return to English football.