Sign him up Rafa – This 21-year-old Chelsea striker is the perfect man to solve Newcastle’s goalscoring crisis


Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United are targeting Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham but is he the solution?

The Northern Echo has revealed that Newcastle United want to re-open a move for on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham as Rafael Benitez looks to solve his striker woes. Benitez already revealed in an interview with that the Magpies were close to a move in 2017 but it did not materialize.

Since then, Abraham has moved on loans to Swansea City and Aston Villa and while he struggled at Wales, things have gone differently at Villa.

He has flourished under manager Dean Smith, scoring 12 goals in 16 appearances in the Championship. But the Northern Echo has further added that a recall clause in his contract could allow Chelsea to recall the 22-year-old and sell him once the transfer window opens.

Abraham clearly isn’t in manager Sarri’s plans and thus needs to start thinking about his future, especially if the forward wants to remain in the Premier League.

With Newcastle willing to pay around £10 million, a move would be more than feasible for Chelsea to sell him. But the problem is that Tammy Abraham has already appeared for two clubs this season. And according to FIFA’s rules, he wont be able to play for another.

Tammy Abraham

This means that the 21-year-old won’t be able to play for Newcastle even if a move does happen until the 2019/20 season.

However, it goes without saying that he would be an asset to Newcastle, especially given how their season is currently going. The Magpies are struggling to find the back of the net, having scored only 14 goals with only Huddersfield Town boasting a poorer record.

Top scorer Salomon Rondon has only managed to find the net five times, with Joselu coming a far second with two goals. That has been a massive issue for Rafael Benitez and Newcastle United currently sit five points away from the relegation zone.

Benitez needs to re-inspire his team and maybe bringing in Tammy Abraham over the summer could be the right move.

But as for the January transfer window, the rules clearly state that Newcastle have no chance at any move in the winter. Chelsea can recall him but why would Maurizio Sarri do that if Abraham plays no part in his plans for the club?

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