23/07/2021; 10:35 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Arsenal are set to sign Chelsea’s out-of-favor striker Tammy Abraham on loan with the option to buy for £40 million.
Tammy Abraham has played few games since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel earlier this year. The English striker has been left out of the squad on different occasions by the German coach, most notably in the FA Cup final. The striker, whose girlfriend hit out at Tuchel for the FA Cup final snub, was left out of the FA Cup final matchday squad despite being the Club’s top scorer in the competition.
Reports have suggested that Arsenal are favourites to sign Abraham from Chelsea amidst competition from fellow London clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Westham United.
The Gunners have had an active transfer window, letting players leave and bringing players in. Arsenal’s coach Mikel Arteta aims to create a strong squad for 2021/2022. Despite his focus on building a creative midfield, Arteta will welcome the arrival of Abraham.
Tammy Abraham, who is understood to be a Gunners fan while he was growing up, is frustrated with the lack of playing time under Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel’s hunger to sign a world-class striker is also a major reason for Tammy Abraham’s departure. The potential arrival of Haaland or Lewandowski to Stamford Bridge will see any chance of regular football disappear for Abraham.
Tammy Abraham’s £40 million price tag has been the turnoff for London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Westham United, with the Hammers valuing the striker at £30 million.
Arsenal already signed Albert Sambi Lokonga this summer and are looking to bring in Manuel Locatelli to complete their midfield.
The potential loan and eventual sale of Tammy Abraham will help the blues reduce their wage bill by about £80,000 and assist them in doing their own transfer business.
After the sale of Olivier Giroud to AC Milan, the blues have been linked with Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku. 19-year-old Armando Broja also signed a five-year senior contract with Chelsea after spending last season on loan at Vitesse.
Source: Complete Sports