The one that got away – the star man Rafa ‘thought he’d signed’ who’s now earned an England call-up

At one stage over the summer, it looked nailed on that Chelsea’s top prospect Tammy Abraham would be signing on loan at St James’ Park.

For whatever reason, a deal that was once described as ‘done and dusted’ didn’t happen, with Swansea beating us to the punch for one of England’s top young talents.

The 20-year old looks set to be Swansea’s talisman this season, having scored 5 goals in 13 starts for Paul Clement’s side and his early season form during his first stint in the Premier League looks set to earn him his first call-up to the senior England side according to Sky Sports today:

Rafa’s frustrations over the summer were well documented and as tedious as it may seem to go over old ground, our failure to finalise a loan deal for Abraham is believed to have angered him – and it’s easy to see why.

Many fans are understandably against loan deals – with Abraham looking like he could have a bright future at Chelsea upon his return – however there’s little doubting he is a superior striker to Joselu.

He works hard, leads the line well and looks to be an excellent finisher with a real eye for goal – something Joselu has failed to convince us of so far unfortunately.

There’s nothing we can do about this now though. Hopefully whoever leads the line between now and Christmas can do a job in the side, with a proven goalscorer likely to be an area Rafa will revisit over the January window.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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