Leicester wants to sign Tammy Abraham Next Season; Does It Make Sense?
Leicester are reportedly in the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer, according to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist says Tammy is one of Leicester city’s top targets, and that Chelsea would be open to selling him this summer for the right price.
How has the season been for Abraham at Chelsea? Would this move make sense?
The English striker hasn’t featured a whole lot this season, making just 12 Premier League starts and 3 Champions League starts, most of which came under Frank Lampard.
He wasn’t able to establish himself as one of the starters for the North London club under Thomas Tuchel.
He also hasn’t featured for Chelsea in over six matchdays. He last played 45 minutes against Southampton back on matchday 25.
In my opinion, I don’t think he’s a bad player at all. I loved watching him lead Chelsea’s forward line last season, scoring a bucket load of goals for the club. This season too, he played fairly well during the start of the season.
But, he hasn’t had the same effect he was having back then. Even if you look at second choice strikers, after Werner/Havertz, Tuchel clearly likes playing Giroud there more, so his minutes are even less.
It’s an unfortunate situation for Tammy Abraham because I feel like he actually loved playing for Chelsea. But, him going to Leicester makes a lot more sense than staying at a club where he’s not even playing.
If he goes to Leicester, he’d have to compete with Kelachi Iheanacho for that second striker spot. That’s a role that he can play perfectly, and him being a very tall, strong target man helps Jamie Vardy in a lot of ways. Jamie Vardy could be deadly with the space that Abraham (potentially) provides him with.
I think it’s a great combination. Iheanacho is also having a good season, scoring eight goals for the Foxes but I think Abraham would have a genuine chance of playing regularly for the club because of how talented he is, if he can prove it to Brendan Rodgers.
Analysis by Hridyam Arora