Tammy Abraham’s loan move to Newcastle United was being reported as imminent by several media outlets over the past week, but time is ticking and it appears a deal is yet to be struck.
Today, the Chelsea prospect has been speaking to the Daily Mail and had the following the say on his future:
“I’m not sure what I’m doing next season, if I’m coming back, going elsewhere on loan or staying at Chelsea.
“I haven’t decided yet. You have to stay open and things may come at different times but I have to dream big and that’s what I’m going to be doing.”
Whilst it is believed that the 19-year-old striker has several Premier League clubs to consider joining on loan next season, the Chronicle claim that Newcastle have been left frustrated by his indecision, and it’s easy to see why.
With offers to play Premier League football week in week out, he clearly won’t be going back to Bristol City (an option he appears to allude to), and a season warming the bench at Chelsea would not be smart choice, thus making his delayed decision all the wearing.
At 19 year’s old, with a lot to learn, surely both Abraham and Chelsea should be jumping at the chance for him to play in front of 52,000 each week under the watchful eye of Rafa Benitez?
Abraham looks a top prospect and his signature on loan could be a shrewd one, but with Benitez desperate to get his business done early to prepare for the job in hand, Newcastle could well move on to other targets if he doesn’t make his mind up.