Tammy Abraham is reportedly set to be rewarded for his superb start to life in the Premier League with a new long-term deal at Chelsea.
Abraham has been a major benefactor of the Blues’ recent transfer ban, which prohibited the west London side from making any signings over the summer transfer market.
The young centre-forward has made the most of his opportunities, becoming a firm fan’s favourite during the opening weeks of the new season.
Tammy is the joint-highest scorer in the English top-flight so far, and reliable source Fabrizio Romano announced on Twitter that the Blues are ‘close to an agreement’ to keep the talent at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 20, 2019
Romano had also tweeted on 18 September that Chelsea had opened talks with the 22-year-old star over a possible fresh deal with the club, and the board are now ‘more than confident’ that a fresh deal will be agreed.
The striker’s scintillating start to the campaign has not gone unnoticed on the international stage, either, as England manager Gareth Southgate called up Abraham to feature in the senior roster ahead of the Three Lions’ UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Abraham spent last campaign on loan at Aston Villa, where he netted 26 goals in 40 games for the EFL Championship club, helping the Villans secure an unlikely promotion back to the PL.
The ex-Derby boss has placed his faith in the likes of Abraham, Tomori and Mount in search of PL success, and his trust has been rewarded with some impressive attacking displays.