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Newcastle on alert as sources close to Tammy Abraham reportedly mention Magpies as escape route

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Newcastle on alert as sources close to Tammy Abraham reportedly mention Magpies as escape route

Sources close to Tammy Abraham have mentioned Newcastle United as a potential escape route from the center-forward’s Chelsea disappointment, according to Chronicle Live.

However, it seems feelings are very much mutual, with the report also claiming that Magpies boss Steve Bruce is asking to be kept aware of the Blues’ stance on their young striker.

The England international has endured a tough time under relatively new manager Thomas Tuchel.

Abraham has featured in seven games across all competitions since the German’s appointment back on January 26 and has yet to turn out in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Tuchel has commented on the 21-year-old’s continual absence from the first team, claiming the Englishman’s attitude in the face of his decisions has been appreciated.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have struggled for goals this campaign, with January loanee Joe Willock the club’s second-highest goal-scorer with four. That is some distance from Callum Wilson, who leads the way with 1o.

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TBR View: Abraham transfer would be a shrewd move

 

Goals seem to be the problem for Newcastle, who have scored just 36 times in the English top-flight this season.

The addition of Wilson has helped to relieve some of the pressure from Joelinton’s shoulders, following his failed £40m move, but hasn’t done enough.

With Newcastle still having fought a relegation battle this campaign, it seems more emphasis is needed on attacking recruitments this summer.

Help is desperately needed up front and the potential signing of Abraham would be a coup for the northeast giants.

Abraham is a well-rounded striker and has the qualities that can help Wilson thrive. From his hold-up play to his finishing, the west London native has an abundance of talent at such a young age, making him the perfect transfer.

However, with West Ham also allegedly in the mix to sign the £36m-rated forward, you can’t help but feel a move for Abraham would be a long shot, especially with the Hammers potentially offering European football for next season.

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