Wednesday 21 June 2017

Chelsea Youngster Tammy Abraham Set to Join Jacks on Loan

It was announced earlier that the Swans have agreed to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan for the entirety of the 2017-2018 season.

The Jacks managed to beat the likes of Newcastle and Brighton to the 19-year-old’s signature, with Paul Clement proving a huge swaying factor. Abraham has worked under Clement previously during his coaching spell at Stamford Bridge.
Abraham is a great acquisition for the Swans and we have no doubt he’ll become a fan favourite at the Liberty. The striker scored 23 goals in 40 appearances last season during a loan spell at Championship side Bristol City. Paperwork for the deal is expected to be completed today and the striker will join the Swans for the US Pre-season Tour.
The Camberwell born striker joined Chelsea at U8 level and progressed through the club’s academy system. He was a crucial part of the Chelsea side which recorded consecutive triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup back in 2015 and 2016. In the 2016 UEFA Youth League, Abraham netted eight goals in nine matches, a haul which made him the tournament’s second highest top scorer.
In the FA Youth Cup, Abraham pitched in the winning goal in the club’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in April. Across the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, the striker netted an impressive 74 goals in just 98 matches in all competitions for various Chelsea youth sides. His remarkable form at youth level did not go unnoticed and interim manager Guus Hiddink invited him to train with the first-team towards the end of the 2015/16 season. Hiddink then handed the youngster his Premier League debut in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. The following week, Abraham made his home debut in a 1-1 draw against Premier League Champions Leicester City.
Unsurprisingly, Abraham’s youth form and Chelsea debut caught the attention of several Championship clubs, all vying for the 19-year-old’s signature for a season. Bristol City eventually won the race and Abraham showed his ability in the second tier, finishing as the second top scorer in the league behind Chris Wood of Leeds United. His efforts for Bristol City saw him win Player of the Year, Young player of the Year and Top Goal scorer, becoming the first ever player to earn all three awards in the same season.

With Bafetimbi Gomis likely to be off following a loan season with Marseille, Swansea are looking for additions in both central midfield and attack and Abraham will certainly fit the bill for the latter perfectly.

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