Why Chelsea are right in offering a new deal to Tammy Abraham
The Blues academy product opened his account for them in the Premier League by scoring a fantastic brace against Norwich City. He is whole-heartedly backed by manager Frank Lampard, who has pledged to hand young players an opportunity and build a team in that manner. (h/t Telegraph)
As per the report (h/t Telegraph), Chelsea were ready to open new contract talks with the England international but his performance at Carrow Road over the weekend has further strengthened the club’s desire to keep him for years to come.
Currently, Abraham still has three years left in the contract that he signed before joining Swansea City on loan in 2017. Since then, he has played for Aston Villa, scoring for fun and leading them to Premier League promotion.
Here’s why it is a no-brainer for Chelsea to offer him a new deal with improved wage terms:
Abraham has the talent to be Chelsea’s number nine
After making a slightly slow start to life as an outright Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham showed his worth by scoring a brace on Saturday against Norwich City.
Both goals were different in terms of finishing, which shows his versatility as a front man.
The first was a half-volley finish inside the box which proved his composure, while the second was a thing of beauty where he received the ball outside the box, got past the two centre-backs and fired his effort away with accuracy.
In terms of his attributes, Abraham is more of a modern-day striker who has the pace to make runs in behind and stretch the opposition defence. He can link up with other attacking midfielders, finish off his chances and is strong in the air from set-pieces too.
The England international does have the potential and the talent to fill the boots of a Chelsea number nine, a prestigious jersey worn by some great players.
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Thus, we can conclude by saying that the Blues are doing the right thing by offering a new deal to Tammy Abraham. If nurtured well, as pledged by Lampard, the youngster could be a star in the making.