Tammy Abraham is still definitely a target for Newcastle United.
There has obviously been a very long period of time where fans have seen a lot of speculation/claims as to what is allegedly going to happen…but with nothing happening.
However, in a refreshing change, Swansea’s Chairman has opened up about the possibility of where Tammy Abraham might end up.
Speaking more like a club boss on the continent, where they tend to shoot from the hip and happily chat away about what might or not happen with transfers, Huw Jenkins has confirmed Swansea’s interest in taking the Chelsea on loan AND at the same time revealed that Newcastle are still competing for the 19 year old forward.
Tammy Abraham helped England under-21s come from behind to beat Slovakia 2-1 in the European Championships and Jenkins says that the player will decide his future after the tournament.
“We expect any decision will be made (by Tammy Abraham) once that (European Championships Under 21) tournament is over and we will see what he wants to do.
“It’s not just about us. There is a Newcastle link, Rafa Benitez spent time at Chelsea, which has been fed back to us, and he has also been linked with newly promoted Brighton.
“We have made our interest known and we now wait to see the outcome but we understand it is a big decision for the player to make.”
England will exit the competition on one of three dates – Thursday 22nd, Tuesday 27th, or Friday 30th June.
The three group winners and the best runner-up go into the semi-finals.
If England beat Poland on Thursday then they would be guaranteed to top the group and go through to the semi-finals which are played on Tuesday 27 June, with the possibility of a final on Friday 30th June.
If England draw then that would also be enough if Slovakia and Sweden also drew. Then there would also be the possibility of the Young Lions progressing as the best runners-up if Sweden or Slovakia did top the group.
Tammy Abraham scored 26 goals for Championship strugglers Bristol City last season and clearly he and the club will be looking for a higher level this time in order to progress.
A loan deal with a Premier League club looks inevitable.
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