Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been urged to prove his worth by joining London rivals Crystal Palace.
Abraham has failed to live up to Thomas Tuchel’s expectations since the German succeeded club legend Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s boss in January.
The 23-year-old scored 12 goals last season but was left out of Tuchel’s matchday squad for a number of clashes towards the end of the season, including the Champions League final victory over Manchester City.
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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira, who was named as Roy Hodgson’s successor earlier this month, is looking to bolster his attacking options ahead of the transfer window slamming shut.
Vieira has also been made to contend with having a threadbare squad after Palace allowed a number of first-team players to run their contracts down until the end of the season.
Former Eagles striker Marcus Bent feels Abraham would rediscover his goalscoring form by heading to Selhurst Park.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, Bent said: “Abraham would be young, hungry and fit.
“When the management changed, he didn’t get a chance but that means he will be hungry and want to prove himself again. He won’t just want to prove his worth to the fans but himself in a sense. I think that’s critical to a player’s confidence and career.
“I think he is quick, a good finisher, can hold the ball up and has good vision. He isn’t as mature as we want him to be right now but playing in that Palace side alongside some seasoned pros who have played at a good level would get his confidence back.
“Maybe, from there, he could move up the league and play for the likes of Chelsea.”