Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is said to be unwilling to negotiate fresh terms with the club at the moment, and West Ham have to seize the moment.
According to The Athletic, Abraham is apparently disinterested in signing fresh terms with the Blues. That comes because of consistent talk surrounding a potential move for Dortmund superstar, Erling Haaland.
Abraham has been inconsistent for Chelsea this season. Both in terms of his goalscoring, and selection. Surprisingly, Olivier Giroud has kept him out at times, with the Frenchman enjoying something of a late career revival.
That, coupled with the constant talk around Haaland, has clearly riled Abraham a tad.
And this is where West Ham could come in. The Hammers are looking for a new number nine themselves after selling Sebastien Haller in January and failing to replace him. Could Abraham, then, be that ideal man at the top of the pitch for the Hammers?
Quality and potential, but won’t come cheap
As with all young English players, Abraham will probably command a fee bigger than most on the rest of the continent. Chelsea simply won’t sell him for peanuts, meaning the Hammers might have to stump up a decent figure.
But Abraham, who is said to be on just shy of £60k-a-week with the Blues, could well fancy his chances of being the main man somewhere.
He clearly has goals in him. Spells in the Championship with Villa and Bristol City proved that, and he has, in fairness, scored 12 in all competitions this term.
For West Ham, Abraham could be idea. Yes, he might cost a few quid but they can’t rely on Michail Antonio to be fit all the time and if they have aspirations to continue improving under David Moyes, a number nine is a must.
The Chelsea man, then, could well be the ideal fit for the Hammers.