Saturday, June 15, 2024

Report: £35m striker pushing for Arsenal move, could sign on 2-year loan deal

Arsenal struggled for goals last season and the signs of this pre-season suggest that the team’s struggles in front of goal are set to continue. 

One player who continues to be linked as a solution is Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who has been made available for transfer by Chelsea as they are set to sign Romelu Lukaku for nearly £100million. 

According to CalcioMercato, Chelsea are now offering Abraham to clubs on a two-year loan deal, with a £5million loan fee attached, followed by a £30million+ obligation to buy. 

The structure of that deal would make it more appealing to the Gunners, who will want to keep as much cash flow as possible free to strengthen other positions. 

It’s previously been reported that Abraham favours a move to Arsenal as it is his boyhood club, and today’s report from CalcioMercato continues with that trend, suggesting the player wants to stay in London, despite interest from Roma and Atalanta. 

Arsenal have the issue of trying to shift Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah. Both forwards have just one year left on their contracts at the club and the Gunners will need to sell at least one in order to make room for Abraham in the squad. 

Abraham has fallen out of favour under new boss Thomas Tuchel, but he has a good goal-scoring record in England. On loan in the Championship for Aston Villa, he netted 26 times in 40 games. For Chelsea under Lampard last season, he scored 15 goals in 25 starts and 9 sub appearances.

Despite dividing fan opinion, statistically Abraham ticks a lot of boxes. In the latest episode of The Fresh Arsenal Podcast, StatsBomb expert Carl Carpenter suggested he would be a very good signing for the Gunners.

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