Excitement as Tammy Abraham agrees Swansea move
British-born Nigerian Tammy Abraham has agreed to join Swansea on loan, with his agent finalising details for a move that will reunite the Chelsea striker with his former youth team manager Paul Clement, The Guardian reports.
Abraham, who is poised to lead the line for England on Thursday against Poland in their final group stage match at the European Under-21 Championship, was keen to test himself in the Premier League after scoring 23 league goals on loan at Bristol City last season.
The promoted sides Brighton and Newcastle were also interested in taking the 19-year-old on loan, having been impressed with his performances in the Championship, but it is understood that the south London-born player preferred the option of working under Clement, who was once his coach at Chelsea’s youth academy.
His arrival is not believed to have any impact on the future of Swansea’s top scorer last season, Fernando Llorente, with Clement keen to retain the Spain international, despite Chelsea’s attempts to sign him in the January transfer window.
Abraham, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires in 2019, is expected to be offered improved terms before departing the club for his second loan spell, with Chelsea keen to see how he progresses at a higher level.
Abraham had suggested his future would not be resolved until after the tournament but with England now hopeful of booking a place in Tuesday’s semi-finals, Swansea were keen to wrap up a deal as quickly as possible. Punch