West Ham United: Journalist provides Abraham claim

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Eurosport journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk to discuss potential incomings and outgoings ahead of the summer transfer window. 

One topic of discussion was the future of Tammy Abraham with the striker’s future at Chelsea said to be up in the air under new boss Thomas Tuhcel.

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The striker has made 21 appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, however, under Tuchel the 23-year-old has played just 126 minutes in the league. (via Transfermarkt)

According to reports, the German manager will look to sign a new striker this summer with £47m signing Timo Werner having only scored six goals in the Premier League this season.

Amid the speculation surrounding the future of Abraham, Jones pointed out the potential of the striker moving across London and joining West Ham in the summer.

He said: “He’s having to now think about his next club and West Ham are the club in prime position to make a move for him in the summer window. It’s a club that I think would suit him perfectly, especially if they do qualify for Champions League or any European football next season, which it looks like they’re in a good position to do so.

“He’s interested, I think he has been frustrated for a long time now going back to when he first started his contract talks and [Callum] Hudson-Odoi got his new deal and Tammy just never had been considered to be in that top bracket, I don’t think, nobody seems to have had the trust in him, despite the fact he’s been there for so long and working hard.”

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

The Hammers have had a brilliant 2020/21 Premier League campaign as they provide the closest competition to the Blues for a spot in the top four of the table.

However, they have done all of this without an out-and-out striker providing them 10-15 goals per season. Michail Antonio has done an excellent job in stepping up for David Moyes with Sebastien Haller departing for Ajax, but he is not a natural striker.

There is certainly a gap in the West Ham team for Abraham to fill, but will they be able to get him at a price they can afford?

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