Tammy Abraham hat-trick will hurt double after Wolves tried signing him in January
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Tammy Abraham hat-trick will hurt double after Wolves tried signing him in January

Yesterday saw Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham truly come to the fore with a stunning hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Frank Lampard’s youthful approach paid dividends, with Abraham’s trio backed up by Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount goals in a 5-2 win. 

For Wolves fans, the fact that Abraham played such a key role in their demise would have been doubly frustrating. 

Because the striker nearly ended up at Molineux. 

In January, after a stellar first half of the season with Aston Villa, Wolves were hoping to pry him away from Chelsea. 

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As reported by The Sun, Wolves had an £18 million bid accepted by the player. That soon morphed into a loan deal, with the BBC suggesting only FIFA ratification over playing for three clubs in one season was preventing its completion.

It certainly looked as though Abraham was ready to cut ties with loan club Aston Villa and head to their rivals Wolves. 

However, no deal ever came off. As reported by the Guardian, Abraham rejected the switch to Wolves in order to help Aston Villa in their bid for Premier League promotion. 

Aston Villa were promoted, beating Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the play-off final at Wembley. The Chelsea legend then earned the Stamford Bridge manager role and has decided to give youth a chance with Abraham. 

Wolves fans got to see just why their club were so keen on the player in January yesterday, as he scored his first Premier League hat-trick. 

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