This on-loan Chelsea starlet would be the answer to Newcastle’s goal crisis – Rafa must push for this deal

Why Tammy Abraham could be the key for Newcastle picking up some form

Towards the end of the recent summer transfer window, English starlet Tammy Abraham completed a loan move to championship side Aston Villa as it started to become clear that he would not be getting the game time he needs at Chelsea.

Nobody can have any complaints about his decision because of the sheer quality in the Chelsea side. It would be nearly impossible for him to make the first-team at Chelsea right now with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek starting on the bench at times.

The amount of game time and first-team experience he will receive at Villa will be crucial to his development as a top-class striker. He has already made 16 starts in the championship for the Villans and is looking to make his mark on the English game as a possible game-changer.

Aston Villa have scored the 2nd highest number of goals in the championship this season with 43 goals, behind only to West Bromwich Albion who have 46. This wonderful goal tally doesn’t reflect their league position though.

Currently at 8th place, that position is down to their near woeful defensive record, having shipped 34 goals already this campaign. This shows how the Aston Villa strike force has been performing this season and credits to Tammy Abraham.

Newcastle United have 3 recognised strikers in their squad this season. They have acquired the services of Salomon Rondon from West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal. They also have former Real Madrid forward Joselu and Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto.

Having managed just 14 goals in 17 games so far, the strikers at Rafa Benitez’s disposal haven’t been performing anywhere near their usual standards. Between the three of them, only 7 goals have been scored, with Rondon scoring 4 of those.

Newcastle have a talented second striker in Ayoze Perez. When we think of the long-term, Tammy Abraham seems like a fantastic option. Still only 21 years old, Tammy is an influential forward who likes to run in between the spaces left by defenders.

Quite astute at link-up play, his combination and movement with Perez could potentially be dangerous. Tall and good with his head, he could be a real treat for the midfield players as he is proficient at the holding up the ball and waiting for the runners.

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His finishing is probably his biggest quality as he has a keen eye for goal and seems to know its position without even needing to look up. When it’s time to release the ball, he is more than capable of producing a special pass or an unstoppable shot. He would be an amazing addition to this Newcastle side who need another striker in January in order to survive the Premier League.

Written by Nikhil Vinod

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