Newcastle will face competition from Swansea for the loan signing of Tammy Abraham after their Chairman Huw Jenkins admitted he’s made an offer for the Chelsea prospect.
It had been widely accepted that the 19-year-old was all set for a move to Tyneside, with Benitez travelling to St. George’s Park to convince Abraham to sign for the Magpies, however a few weeks on and it seems the player is yet to make his mind up.
Swansea have now entered the fray, with Chairman Huw Jenkins saying the following in an interview with the BBC yesterday:
“Tammy does not have Premier League experience, but we are interested.
“Paul (Clement) knows him from Chelsea. If you look at the options which have been publicised, (they are) Brighton, Newcastle and ourselves, so it is left to Tammy and his family to decide where he wants to go next.”
The Swans chief then admitted that he does not expect to learn Abraham’s fate until he has finished competing in the European Championships for England’s U-21 side:
“We have made enquiries and the player and the club know we have interest.”
“We are waiting to see what he wants and that has been delayed because he is with England Under-21s at the moment.”
“We expect any decision will be made once that tournament is over and we will see what he wants to do. It’s not just about us.”
With 74 goals in 98 games at youth level for Chelsea and 26 goals in his debut season in senior football for Bristol City last season, Abraham looks to be one of the hottest prospects in English football and a player i’d be happy to have in our ranks, however his frustrating indecision and lack of experience makes me doubt if he is ready to lead the lines in such a crucial season for the club.
If he turns down Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United for a move to Swansea or Brighton then maybe we’re better off without him?