Arsenal ready to offer £125,000-a-week wages after opening transfer talks with Blues star
Arsenal are ready to meet Tammy Abraham’s wage demands to sign him this summer.
The England international has fallen down the pecking order in West London since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel as manager, and he is now reportedly seeking a summer exit in order to get the game time that he feels he deserves
There has been many links to a number of clubs in the Premier League, but Arsenal are the club that seem most interested, with recent reports claiming that the Gunners are ready to pay £40 million and take him to the Emirates
Now, according to the Express Abraham is on around £80,000-a-week at Chelsea but wants £125,000-a-week to move on, and the Gunners have indicated in talks that they are prepared to offer him that figure.
However, despite all the rumours that Arsenal are very keen on a transfer deal, ex Arsenal star Perry Groves has opened up and and claimed that Abraham is not the striker that Arsenal need right now
Groves said: “No, I don’t think he is.
“I don’t think he’s that level because he misses too many chances. He’s not calm enough in his finishing.
“He had a brilliant season under Frank Lampard where he got 15 goals in 34 appearances, but Chelsea were creating loads of chances and he was still missing lots of them.
“His general play improved under Lampard, to be fair, but that’s an add-on. You don’t get judged on your general play, your hold-up play, as a striker you get judged on your finishing.
“If you’re playing for Chelsea, and we’ve seen Werner miss loads of chances this season, Kai Havertz too, but if you’re playing for the top four clubs you’re going to get two or three expected goals in every game, and you’ve got to be taking at least one of those.
“I don’t think he’s quite at that level.
“He had two brilliant seasons in the Championship with Aston Villa and Bristol City, but I think he’s still got quite a bit to prove.
“If I was him, he needs to go and play now, he needs to play first-team football.
“Thomas Tuchel doesn’t fancy him at all, sometimes last season he wasn’t even in the squad, he wasn’t even on the bench.
“So he needs to go and play and he could suit West Ham… depending on how much it’s going to cost.
“He’s Chelsea’s top scorer, English, young, I think he’s probably worth around £30m. I think a fee like £45m would be too much.
“I think a move to West Ham would be a good fit for him. He’s not a top-four Premier League striker.”
Can we really see Abraham leaving CHELSEA for Arsenal this summer?
Yes we can