Aston Villa forward Tammy Abraham has a decision to make regarding his future at Chelsea. Meanwhile, Villa’s deal with Kortney Hause has hit a snag with Wolves demanding £2 million more in payment.
Earlier this week it seemed all but certain on-loan Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham would be recalled with an ensuing permanent move from parent club Chelsea. Then, stories leaked stating Abraham would be ineligible to play for another club until the next league season because of an under-23 game he played with their reserves in August.
Now it’s ???
According to Dean Smith, the decision is all his to make. Abraham will not feature in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash because of an agreement with Chelsea (he could use the rest, anyway).
We all want Tammy to stay and see through the season.
It’s probably the best for his development, too, playing every match with the added pressure of a promotion chase and potential playoff matches. Yes, he’s proven all he needs to in this league, but he’s still just 21. Moving to Wolves mid-season, competing for a place against Raul Jimenez and Leo Bonatini, with fewer Premier League games remaining wouldn’t be the easiest of transitions – even if he is the most talented striker of that bunch.
Villa are well-equipped to replace him with Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan, and Keinan Davis in reserve, but none are quite the level of player Tammy has been this season.
If we couldn’t get enough of Wolves…
Defender Kortney Hause completed his Villa medical according to most. However, the two clubs have not come together on an agreement yet. Now, other Championship clubs are circling the 23-year-old centre-back and occasional left-back.
Villa don’t need Hause specifically, but they do need one more defender. Maybe the Hause deal gets done, perhaps it does not.