As Bristol Post report, Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has said that he is far from certain about where he will be playing next season, amid hot rumours that he will be joining newly-promoted Newcastle on a loan deal
The 19-year-old striker scored 26 goals for Bristol City in the Championship last season, in a stellar season, which saw him break the record for the most goals scored by a teenager since the beginning of the Football League Championship.
As well as winning their top goal-scorer award, Abraham also picked up City’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, which made him the first player in the club’s history to win all three accolades in the same season.
Following their promotion, the London Evening Standard report that both Newcastle and Brighton are hopeful of signing the striker, who Chelsea will be confident of sending to a Premier League club to gain valuable top flight minutes. Chelsea are keen to see Abraham only depart on a loan deal, though, and according to the London Evening Standard, are intending to sign him up to a new long-term deal.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, Abraham said:
“I’m not sure what I’m doing next season, if I’m coming back, going elsewhere on loan or staying at Chelsea. I haven’t decided yet. You have to stay open and things may come at different times, but I have to dream big and that’s what I’m going to be doing.”
Abraham is currently with the England Under-21 squad, ahead of the Euro 2017 tournament. The striker is likely to be leading the line for Aidy Boothroyd’s side, who will be hoping to replicate the spectacular success of the Under-18s and Under-20s, who won the Toulon Tournament and FIFA World Cup respectively.
The Under-20s defeated Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea, with Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and Jake Clarke-Salter both picking up winner’s medals.
In recent years, however, the Under-21s have failed to make it out of the group stages. Abraham, though, is confident that he and the squad can return from the competition in Poland with the country’s first European Championship since 1984.
The Daily Mail quote Abraham, who reveals that the Under-21s are expecting a tough test, but it is one that he is relishing:
“It’s going to be tough, but our aim is to win and do the best we can. I wouldn’t say we’re under pressure, but we are going to do our best. I have confidence going into it, but it’s never going to be easy. Hopefully I’ve done enough this season to get into the team. If I have, I’ll work as hard as I can.”