Tammy Abraham, a Chelsea striker, has been linked with a move to Arsenal, according to reports in the British press. According to reports, the Gunners would initially sign the 23-year-old on loan for a season, with a £40 obligation to buy.
That appears to be a good deal if Arsenal can get it done, though West Ham and Aston Villa have also been linked with a move for Abraham. A move to Arsenal might be more appealing to the forward.
Abraham’s career has stalled at Chelsea in recent months due to his infrequent appearances for the Blues since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment as head coach. In fact, the youngster has only made eight Premier League appearances since the German manager took over in January.
It appears that Abraham has yet to persuade the former Dortmund manager that he has a future at the south west London club. The Blues have been linked with high-profile transfers for players such as Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.
However, in order to make significant moves this summer, they may need to sell some of their fringe players. A loan move for Abraham would not help their chances of spending this summer, but Abraham’s sale would help them balance the books next summer.
Tammy Abraham appears to be the type of player who would fit into Mikel Arteta’s model of developing young players. He is 23 years old and will only get better with time.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for example, are nearing the end of their careers. Eddie Nketiah, a youngster, has also yet to demonstrate his ability to play regularly at the highest level.
With youngsters Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, and Nicolas Pepe providing a decent supply line, Abraham would likely thrive for the Gunners.
If the move goes through, it could be beneficial to both Arsenal and Abraham, though if he is successful, the Blues may come to regret selling him.