Alan Brazil implied that Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham would be better off at Newcastle United as he’d be their No.1 choice in the Premier League.
The talkSPORT host seemed to imply that he had a chance to go to the Magpies, the Northern Echo reported in December that Newcastle were keen on him if he was to be sold in January and that perhaps he should be second-guessing his decision not to make his way to St James Park.
“I just wonder now if he had gone Newcastle whether he’d… may just be their No.1 in the Premier League,” said Brazil on talkSPORT (6:33am, Thursday, July 11th).
Given that the Magpies didn’t really table an offer, at least according to reports, it’s doubtful the club are anywhere in the back of his mind.
Yet apart from that, Brazil is surely just generally wrong to claim the 6ft 3in tall forward, as per Transfermarkt, would be better off at Newcastle as his move to Aston Villa was so perfectly timed, he may finally get an opportunity for Chelsea in the coming season.
Abraham wowed while on loan at the Villans in his 2018/19 campaign as he scored 26 goals in his 40 outings to finish top of their scoring charts and averaged a very impressive 133 minutes per goal (Source: BBC).
The 21-year-old having such a prolific campaign and proving he could thrive under the pressure, as there was pressure on the Villans to get promoted, has put him in a good position to finally appear for Chelsea in the coming campaign.
Abraham has only made a total of three appearances for Chelsea’s senior team so far, despite being at the club since a youngster, but the transfer ban looming over the club will boost his chances of featuring.
After all The Sun previously reported that Chelsea would not consider loaning the 21-year-old if the transfer ban stuck, which it has, and that implies he’ll get playing time at the club.
While he’d have an easier time walking into the Magpies’ first-team, as they’re short of attackers, Chelsea finished third in the league in their latest campaign, which is 10 places higher than Newcastle, so why would he not to prefer to play for a team near the top-end of the table?
It would be better for Abraham to have a chance of winning trophies and play for a side that will push him to his limits, rather than the Magpies.
So Brazil is clearly wrong with his implication about the attacker.