Local press reveal the real reason why Tammy Abraham chose Swansea over Newcastle United

It was announced on Wednesday that Newcastle United target Tammy Abraham had opted against a move to Tyneside, with reports confirming that the 19-year-old striker was set to join Swansea on loan instead.

It is believed that Abraham was keen to be re-united with his former Chelsea youth team manager Paul Clement at Swansea, however the Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has today revealed the biggest factor that swayed his decision.

In a piece today on the NUFC transfers, Mark commented on Benitez’s pursuit of Abraham and stated that Swansea offered Abraham first-team assurances that Newcastle were not prepared to, claiming that the Chelsea prospect was NOT in fact Newcastle’s main striking target this summer.

This makes a lot of sense, and here’s why..

Abraham may have had an outstanding season at Bristol City last year, scoring 23 Championship goals in a struggling side, but I question whether Newcastle could really afford to offer a 19-year-old week in week out starts in the Premier League?

It would’ve been a huge risk. He may be one of England’s most exciting prospects, but he has just one season of senior football under his belt.

Last time we relied on a highly rated young striker to deliver the goods in the Premier League (Aleksandar Mitrovic) we got relegated. I don’t think Benitez would risk making the same mistake again.

Swansea are clearly prepared to promise him the regular Premier League football he and Chelsea desires, but it is no surprise that we weren’t. Could we really have relied on a 19-year-old striker with no top flight experience to do the business next season?

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6 thoughts on “Local press reveal the real reason why Tammy Abraham chose Swansea over Newcastle United

  1. Maybe the additional £1 million signing on fee plus add ons for his Agent as well as the auto playing clause. What happens if he is sh*te but Swansea have to play him ffs.

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  2. That’s a bullet dodged in my opinion. The lad has had one good season in the Championship and he wants £1m signing on fee, 50k a week and a guaranteed start!!
    Enjoy playing an Egotistical parasite Swansea.
    The Toon moves on.

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  3. As long as Llorente’s at Swansea, Abraham’s going to play 2nd fiddle. So this article is a load of tosh!!

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  4. Why is it snot-nosed loanees get to hold premier teams to random?
    “I’ll decide after U21s” bull.
    Swansea clearly didn’t stand for any of it and said here’s the deal take it or leave it and you’ve got til tomorrow or go elsewhere.
    That’s how we should’ve handled it, not giving other teams time to sort out their own package…

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