Aston Villa are set for a major transfer boost, with Wolverhampton Wanderers admitting defeat in their pursuit of on loan striker, Tammy Abraham.
Reports from Sky Sports had confirmed that Wolves were keen to take Abraham on board, with the Premier League outfit looking to do a deal with Chelsea, the striker’s parent-club.
However, the latest from Tim Spiers at the Express and Star has confirmed that their pursuit is over and Wolves are now looking at new targets.
However Wolves have admitted defeated in their pursuit of Tammy Abraham and moved on to other targets. A combination of player reluctance and lack of assurances from FIFA mean it's dead in the water.
— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) January 14, 2019
It’s believed that Abraham’s reluctance, as well as a lack of clarity over the ‘three-club’ rule from FIFA has seen the Molineux club move on.
This will delight Dean Smith and Aston Villa, as it looked like they could well lose the 21-year-old to Wolves at the start of the month.
Abraham has been the driving force behind Villa’s play-off push this season in the Championship, with the Chelsea loanee netting 16 goals in only 21 appearances in claret and blue.
The latest of those outings came on Saturday when Abraham completed 90 minutes of a humiliating defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Smith’s side, entering the contest as play-off hopefuls, were beaten 3-0 by Wigan, meaning it is four consecutive fixtures without a victory in all competitions.
It must’ve been such a worry for Villa when Wolves were in for Abraham. Molineux looks an attractive place to play football at the minute and to learn the club were interested in the 21-year-old seemed to spell the end.
However, now it looks like he’s staying at Villa Park, which is great for Smith and his side.
There are some serious weaknesses within that Villa squad and Abraham’s goals will be key to masking over them.
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