The 23-year-old striker has struggled for game time under Chelsea’s new manager Thomas Tuchel, starting just two Premier League fixtures throughout the German’s reign and was substituted at half-time on both occasions.
The England international’s ongoing struggles at club level has seen several clubs linked with his services ahead of the upcoming transfer window, and Thomas has urged David Moyes’ side to make a move.
He said: (16:57) “I feel like he’s massively underrated, and I can see Moyes getting the best out of him.
“My colleague Simon Johnson reported on Monday that West Ham want to sign Tammy Abraham on loan this summer because obviously, as we all know, Chelsea want in the region of like £35 to £45 million for Tammy Abraham, which in the grand scheme of things looks unlikely, bearing in mind the club spent what, £45m on Sebastien Haller and they’re still coming to regret that what, two years on.
“But if we do get him on loan, I feel like he’d be a great signing for us, Sam I really do. And I touched on this, I think he’s massively underrated, like massively underrated. He’s scored eight goals this season and he’s hardly played since the turn of the year.
“Stuff like that, plays for England, he’s got Champions League experience. In fact, my piece this week will be on where he would fit into the team, and what I’ve noticed, he’s such a poacher. Like he scores tap-ins, we need a player like that.”
TIF Thoughts on Abraham to West Ham…
Only five Premier League teams have attempted more crosses than the Hammers this season, so signing a 6’2 striker would make logical sense for Moyes.
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Considering how Michail Antonio is currently the only recognised striker in the capital club’s first-team squad and with Sebastien Haller’s January departure, this suggests to us that a move for Abraham could well be on the cards.