According to reports today, Tammy Abraham is keen to play Premier League football again next season and The Sun’s Alan Nixon has hinted that Rafa may reignite his interest in the Chelsea striker – but only if a permanent deal was possible.
As we know, Benitez very nearly signed him on loan last summer, however another temporary deal with Chelsea will be out of the question this time around once Kenedy arrives on a season-long loan deal (Premier League rules mean you can only loan one player from a single club).
He looks set to reject interest from several Championship clubs in favour of a Premier League move, and it’s being claimed this morning that we may go back in for him this summer – if Chelsea are willing to sell.
Here’s a snippet from the Bristol Post on the striker, with the Sun’s Alan Nixon suggesting that Newcastle may go back in for the striker on a permanent deal after missing out on a loan deal him last summer:
Former Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham is keen to stay in the Premier League, according to reports.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon has said on Twitter that, despite interest from a large number of Championship clubs, Abraham’s preference would be to stay in the top tier.
Nixon also confirmed that Newcastle United were interested in the striker last summer, so could well return this year – although with the Magpies already having lined up a loan move for Chelsea’s Kenedy, it would mean they would have to buy Abraham outright due to Premier League rules limiting the amount of players a club can sign on loan from another club.
This is an intriguing one, especially after Graeme Bailey announced earlier in the week that Kenedy may not be the only Chelsea player heading to NUFC this summer.
Chelsea have agreed to a season-long loan of Kenedy to Newcastle – who impressed last term at St James' Park. He might not be the last Chelsea player to make the move to Tyneside…
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) July 9, 2018
With 8 goals and 5 assists during Swansea’s relegation season, he didn’t set the league alight last year, but he’s only 20 and he’s an undoubted talent.
Whether Chelsea are even willing to cash in remains to be seen, but I for one think he’s a top young talent and someone who could thrive under Rafa Benitez’s guidance – even if he did ‘reject’ us for Swansea a year ago.