West Ham United: Ian McGarry provides update on Tammy Abraham’s future

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Ian McGarry has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about Tammy Abraham’s future with West Ham United heavily linked with a move for the England striker.

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Since Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea, Abraham has only played seven games for him, and the German has publicly criticised him.

Now, it seems as if Chelsea will be willing to let him go in the summer, which could entice the Hammers.

However, the likes of Aston Villa and Newcastle have also been touted as potential destinations.

McGarry said: (32:10) “Chelsea are open to allowing him to leave this summer. I’m told that the fee will not be prohibitive in terms of allowing the player to go; obviously, he is an academy graduate at Stamford Bridge, and therefore, anything that Chelsea get for his services is profit.

(33:10) “So look out for Abraham being available and also moving in the summer, for, we are told, a fee of around £40m, maybe less than that, which in the current market is probably quite cheap for a guy who [has] clearly got talent and a nose for goal, but Tuchel does not see him as playing in the style that he wants.

“Therefore, if the right offer comes in and Abraham agrees to go, then that’s what will happen.”

Do you think West Ham can sign Abraham?

No, not for that price

No, not for that price

Yes, we could get him

Yes, we could get him

TIF Thoughts on Abraham’s future…

West Ham only have Michail Antonio as a natural striker in their first team, and he has been injured quite a bit this season, so if the Hammers were to sign Abraham, then they would be getting another option for their squad.

However, given that he got 15 league goals in the 2019/20 season, maybe he would replace Antonio as the starting striker, especially if the Hammers have to pay £40m for him.

This does seem like quite a lot, and it remains to be seen if West Ham are willing to pay that money, but Abraham is young and has scored a lot of goals in his career already, and a move to the London Stadium could be exactly what he needs.

Certainly, we would like to see the Hammers go all in and try to recruit him.

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