Heading into this summer it was clear that Aston Villa would need to address the centre forward position ready for their return to the Premier League.
Tammy Abraham had a stunning season on loan at Villa Park, scoring 26 goals for Dean Smith’s side, but has now returned to parent club Chelsea.
However, the Daily Telegraph reported in May that the Villans were interested in signing the 21-year-old on a permanent deal for a mouth-watering £25million.
Given the latest news coming out of the Midlands, though, you’d have to say that that reported swoop is surely now up in flames. The club announced on their official Twitter account on Thursday night that they had agreed the transfer of striker Wesley Moraes with Belgian side Club Brugge.
Having seemingly splashed out on the Brazilian, there is surely no chance that the Villans are about to do the same with Abraham. It’s far more likely, you’d think, that they’ve admitted defeat in their pursuit of the England international.
With Chelsea set to be hit with a transfer ban it’s expected that they’d want to hold onto the talented youngster. With neither Olivier Giroud or Gonzalo Higuain impressing at Stamford Bridge, there’s a chance for Abraham to become the main man up front.
It seems that Villa have realised that they’re not going to be able to bring their top scorer back to the club. With that knowledge they’ve decided to move on and plug that gap with Wesley.
So while the Villa fans will likely be delighted to have brought the Brugges man in, and he looks like a promising signing, it surely brings an end to their hopes of signing Abraham.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 13, 2019