26-goal hitman Abraham the answer after former Man United boss tells Chelsea “You want a young striker, he’s yours!
Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that Chelsea do not need to go out and buy a new striker, as they already have the impressive Tammy Abraham at the club.
The 21-year-old scored 26 goals in the Championship this season, helping Villa reach the play-off final, where they clinched promotion against Derby at Wembley.
His performances over the course of the season has led to speculation that Lampard is ready to give him his chance at Stamford Bridge, especially as Chelsea are unable to sign any new players over the course of the next few transfer windows.
Chelsea had 41 players out on loan last season – including Abraham’s Under-21 team-mates Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori at Derby, and after selling Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for £89million this month Abraham wants to finally make an impact at Stamford Bridge with the Blues unable to sign a replacement.
And Mourinho has told Chelsea that they do not need to go out and try to acquire a new striker as they have Abraham at the club, he told Sky Sports: “You want a young striker – Tammy Abraham! He’s yours.
“ He knows the club. He was made at the club, he was educated at the club. He was on loan, he played already some matches in the Premier League, he plays in the Championship but Championship at the highest level with the responsibility to play at a big club like Aston Villa. He’s ready.
“Do you need to buy a young centre forward? No! And Chelsea were criticised many times with the number of players they had on loan, more than 30 players, 40 players, but now the moment arrived and they have answers like nobody else could have.
“They have the answers, so I don’t think it’s any problem for them. The only problem for them is obvious which is that they lost a phenomenal player. Eden Hazard was a special player for Chelsea and they lost him, apart from that I don’t see any problem for them.”
Chelsea are in need of a striker that can score goals and Abraham has proven that he is able to find the net on a regular basis. But leading the Blues attack is different to many other clubs in the Premier League as he will have a lot of pressure on his young shoulders.
But now is the right time to test himself back at Chelsea, and if he fails, he is still young enough to find a new clubs.