Tammy Abraham has agreed on personal terms with Arsenal over a move this summer.
What’s the story?
And according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Mikel Arteta has called the ace in order to convince him to move to the club.
The news comes after the Blues agreed on a deal with AS Roma for the 23-year-old centre-forward. It’s thought to be a loan deal with an obligation to sign him in a move worth €40m (£34.5m).
But, the Gunners face an uphill task to sign the ace after the latest reports. Arsenal need to sell one striker before they can sign Abraham.
Alexandre Lacazette is the most likely to leave with the ace possessing one year on his current contract.
Abraham would be a quality addition for Arsenal for two reasons
Signing Abraham would be a great move for Arsenal amid the news he is agreed on personal terms.
Being Englishman, he would boost the club’s homegrown contingent.
Joe Willock is on his way to Newcastle United as the team lose it is first British player. Meanwhile, the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah have been linked with exits.
It significantly reduces the British contingent which will need replacing. And in Abraham, they have a perfect opportunity to sign one.
The second reason, and most importantly, is his high level of quality.
His performances have been superb, both on loan and during his two full seasons with Chelsea.
Last campaign, he finished with 12 goals across all competitions, a tally that made him the west Londoners’ top scorer. However, despite his achievements he only featured five times in the second half of the term.
Signing Abraham would be a great move from the club, but, for one main reason other than his quality.