Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham could easily fit in at Manchester United amid his lack of game time under Thomas Tuchel, claims one pundit.
The Englishman could prove to be a key character in this summer’s transfer window. He flourished in his first season with the Blues last term, but has struggled in recent months. In fact, his drop-off has coincided with injury and the arrival of Tuchel to the dugout in west London.
As such, speculation has emerged that he could seek a move away this summer to advance his career.
Several Premier League teams have also had links to the 23-year-old; Leicester are looking for Jamie Vardy’s long-term replacement, while one report claims that he could move back to former loan club Aston Villa.
According to pundit Simon Jordan, though, the Blues star is good enough to play for the Red Devils. However, he admitted that, while he remains at Chelsea, Abraham has a problem fitting into the club’s tactics.
The former Crystal Palace chairman was speaking amid reports from the Daily Telegraph that Chelsea will make Abraham available for £40million.
“If I was a chairman of a football club, a top six club which is wahere I think he’ll land, whether that’s in Europe or this particular league, I think £40m is probably a little bit toppy as a straight, nailed-on payment,” Jordan told talkSPORT.
“I think if you get there you start buying at £25m, £30m and you get £10m worth of add-ons based on goals and performances which he’ll get, I think you’ll get to £40m.
“Whether it’s a club like Barcelona, because I can see him going somewhere like that, or a club in Italy, or one of the top six in this country.
“I think this boy can play in a Man United side.
“I think he’s a really good player.I’m surprised he’s not featuring, but I can also see the way Chelsea are setting up that he doesn’t and won’t give them what they want in that particular set-up.”
However, United’s focus for now is on getting Edinson Cavani to sign an extension.
Abraham could be stuck at Chelsea
Meanwhile, TEAMtalk understands that Abraham could become stuck at Chelsea unless he lowers his salary demands.
It has emerged that Abraham wanted a deal in-line with that of team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was handed a deal worth £180,000 in 2019 – which came amid numerous bids from Bayern Munich to try and land the England star.
We understand that Chelsea have made it clear to Abraham that he won’t be getting such a deal this time around, and indeed the club are now open to his departure.
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