Tammy Abraham could be on his way out of Chelsea this summer and the club that earlier seemed more interested to acquire his services was West Ham United.
Since the start of this season, Tammy Abraham have been struggling to enjoy regular football at Chelsea. He struggled to get 90 minutes of football under the club’s former coach, Frank Lampard. When Thomas Tuchel took over from Lampard in January, the condition of the 23-year-old English footballer got worsen.
So far in the 2020-2021 season, Tammy Abraham has managed to play 22 Premier League games mostly from the bench. In those games, the center-forward have been able to score 6 goals and provided 2 assists.
Such a performance has not encouraged Thomas Tuchel to keep him at the club as the German tactician prefers to sell him to raise money to buy a more prolific striker. Some of the strikers that are on the coach’s radar are Romelu Lukaku, Erling Haaland, and Sergio Aguero.
However, Abraham can only leave Chelsea if any interested club is willing to pay £40 million which is the club’s asking price.
Unfortunately for Tammy Abraham who still loves Chelsea but wants to play regular football, West Ham United which could have given him the regular game time he is craving for, might not be able to afford to pay such an amount for his services.
West Ham United are hoping to qualify for the UEFA Champions League ahead of next season and Abraham was one of the players the club wanted to recruit ahead of the competition. But his price tag might be the stumbling block.
On Sunday, May 2, during a pre-match press conference ahead of West Ham United vs Burnley Premier League game scheduled to kick off later today, 20:15, West Ham’s coach, David Moyes, admitted that the club is not ready to spend £40 million on a single player.
He said the asking price of Chelsea for the English striker would rule out West Ham “completely” from the race to secure his signature this summer.
“We will be ruled out,” said Moyes. “So if that’s the figure and that’s what’s being said, we are ruled out. We don’t have that money, we don’t have that to buy a striker at that price, no.
“Is that sort of figure our total spend? It may well be. But you never know here. I don’t think we will be making a purchase of that for any one player. I’d be surprised if we were.”
If Chelsea don’t bring down their asking price for the player, West Ham United might make way for Italian Serie A club, AC Milan that are reportedly monitoring the striker’s situation at Chelsea.
Tammy Abraham still has over two seasons left on his contract with Chelsea and might continue to play from the bench in the coming season if no suitor comes for his signature this summer.
The scary part for the striker is that his lack of games at Chelsea might affect his chances of making the team that will represent England in the forthcoming European Championship this summer.