Chelsea news: On loan Blues youngster Tammy Abraham says he might have to leave club to find success
Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from Chelsea has claimed he might have to leave his parent club after his loan spell with the Championship side to succeed in the Premier League. The 19-year-old Englishman made just two appearances for Chelsea in May last term before he was loaned out to gain regular first team football and develop attributes required to play in the top division of English football.
Abraham's claims come hot on the heels of Antonio Conte's recent praise for the young striker as the future of Chelsea Football Club.
Tammy Abraham has netted 12 goals in his 20 appearances for Bristol this campaign and is in scintillating form drawing admirers from the footballing elite. Chelsea has a massive 38 players out on loan to various clubs, giving the Italian Conte a wide range of talent to search and select the few he would need going forward with Chelsea. Abraham is under contract with the London club till 2019, since joining the club at age seven as a young scholar.
Abraham has also represented England at under-21 level following his brilliant performances in the Championship and has notched two goals in two appearances for England’s U-21 side. Abraham hopes to be playing at higher level shortly and while speaking to the Sun said,
“In three years I want to be playing at the top level – at whichever team, I’m at,” said Abraham. “I just want to be one of the best in the Premier League, scoring goals. Scoring goals is what I love, and it gives me that confidence every time I hit the net.”
“I knew what I was going out on loan for when the deal was agreed (with Bristol City), and I had to get into the right mentality. I’m playing men’s football now and just needed to adapt to the situation. Luckily I’ve been doing that. I’ve been performing on the pitch and giving my all.”
Abraham stands at 6’5”, giving him a superior height advantage and significant aerial threat against most opposition and claims he’s better with the ball at his feet, leaving to wonder the impact the forward can have in the Premier League.
A bright prospect for England and Chelsea but only if the latter decide to hold onto the player and let the youngster develop in the ranks as a Chelsea first team player come the end of the season. Conte having praised the young man recently will have a tough decision to make at the end of the season, keeping the player's interest in mind and could lose a potential superstar in the making to a rival outfit.
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