Newcastle United’s inevitable promotion is within reach now for the Magpies as an instant return to the top-flight beckons for the Tyneside-based side.
Rafa Benitez has worked wonders since his arrival, albeit following his team’s relegation to the second-tier, and his recruitment policy has been far from amateurish – you’d expect that from a Champions League winning manager.
One target the club have recently been linked with, £4.25 million-rated Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, needs to be pursued by the Spaniard boss if they want a comfortable campaign next year.
The 19-year-old attacker has hit the headlines almost every week after signing on a season-long loan at Bristol City last summer, allowing the Robins to have a battling say in their league future.
If it wasn’t for Abraham’s goal scoring wonders then who knows where they’d be in the league, perhaps joining Rotherham United in the division below.
That just shows how paramount the England under-21 international has been to City’s campaign and I’m sure he could continue his fine form at Newcastle United, if they decided to chase his signature.
Tammy Abraham has bagged 22 Championship goals this year, third in the league’s top scorer list behind Leeds United’s Chris Wood and Glenn Murray at Brighton.
Also, the news that the striker’s future at Chelsea is in peril as they look to complete the acquirement of Romelu Lukaku may help the Magpies in sanctioning the youngster’s name for next season.
Looking at Newcastle’s current frontline; Dwight Gayle has never heavily impressed in the top-flight, Ayoze Perez wasn’t capable of keeping them safe first time round, Aleksandar Mitrović has been unable to cope with consistent injury problems and Daryl Murphy is more likely than not to depart St James Park in the summer. Benitez
Benitez really does need to obtain Abraham, his goals could be the difference between a relegation scrap and mid-table mediocracy.
He has proven his worth in the second-tier and at this price tag it surely is a bargain for Newcastle United.
Magpies fans, would you happily welcome Tammy Abraham for £4.25 million? Which striker would you sacrifice for his services? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!