West Ham should consider making a summer transfer move for Chelsea contract rebel Tammy Abraham. The striker is reportedly not interested in extending his stay with the Blues because of their interest in wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland.
New manager Thomas Tuchal wants the Borussia Dortmund striker to become the star of his new-look Chelsea squad. The potential arrival of Haaland would see Abraham’s game time reduced even further. The Englishman has already been struggling for time on the pitch since the German took charge.
It would be easy to suggest that Abraham is showing a poor mentality by wanting to quit the club and not stay and fight for his place. Something that could make David Moyes question making a move for the 23-year-old. The Scottish manager only wants to bring in players that will fight for the team. However, Abraham does have reason to be annoyed.
West Ham could offer Tammy Abraham an escape from Chelsea, especially with the fact he would be a guaranteed starter for the Hammers.
Last season when Frank Lampard took charge, Abraham was given a starring role in the side and flourished for most of the season. The striker notched an impressive 18 goals and five assists in 42 appearances in the Premier League and Champions League. A record that was deserving of more time on the pitch this season. However, due to conflict at Chelsea, this has been limited.
Abraham has made 30 appearances this season, mostly off the bench. The striker has still managed to keep up his output in front of the goal. Abraham has scored 13 goals and assisted six goals in all competitions, far more than any West Ham player this season.
Abraham is a player deserving of regular game time, especially at his age. With competition from Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner and potentially Haaland, the striker would be in danger of seeing his career drift away if he remained at Chelsea.
West Ham could offer Abraham a way out of Chelsea; the striker won’t be cheap, however, as the home-grown tax will be added to his value. But Moyes could do a lot worse than signing a player with Abraham’s experience and record.