It is no real surprise that transfer rumours are starting to surface with the end of the season almost upon us. One of the first stories I have come across is Everton’s link to Tammy Abraham.
The Chelsea forward has been on loan at Aston Villa this season. He has gone on to score 25 goals while at Villa and most Villa fans would like to see his move made permanent. Of course that all depends on what division Villa will be playing in next season.
The Mirror’s Live Transfer Blog stats that Everton and Villa will do battle for the forwards signature.
As I have already touched upon, this story will have no legs where Villa are concerned should we fail to get promotion. Villa have recently gone on a 10 match winning run in the Championship and have booked a place in the playoffs.
I don’t need to remind you about the playoff heartache of last season. Dean Smith will be hoping to avoid that and take Villa back to the Premiership.
Abraham has always stated that he would happily return to Chelsea if he was to be given a chance. Although there was talk that he was debating a permanent switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January. He opted to remain on loan at Aston Villa until the summer, at least.
The question is, does he have a future at Chelsea? Is there anything to these rumours? It is hard to tell really. Let’s be honest nobody even knows who will be the manager of Chelsea next season.
They were recently placed under a transfer embargo which surely increases Abraham’s chances of making an impact there. He managed just 8 goals during his full season in the Premiership with Swansea last season. But has he matured and is he finally ready for the step up?
Truthfully, I am unsure. I have always felt that Abraham will score goals at Championship level. Premiership level is another question. I supposed if you create enough chances for him he will score but composure often lets him down. As many goals as the Chelsea loanee scores, he also misses plenty of sitters.
One thing is for sure, this isn’t the first transfer rumour and it won’t be the last. I will worry about the transfer market once our future has been decided in May.