West Ham are reportedly keen on signing Chelsea star Tammy Abraham this summer with the Blues forward struggling to get regular game time at Stamford Bridge – and Joe Cole’s comments will excite Hammers fans.
Abraham, 23, has been in and out of the Chelsea side – starting 18 of his 32 outings for the Blues this term, the England international has scored 12 goals and created six assists. He has completed 90 minutes just nine times.
Sky Sports reported that Abraham is one of West Ham’s main priorities this summer, but David Moyes has stated that a £40million price tag would be too expensive. West Ham need a striker after failing to replace Seb Haller.
Speaking about Abraham earlier this season, ex-Chelsea and West Ham midfielder Cole raved about the striker. He labelled him “excellent”, stating that Abraham will not be the only striker to miss a chance here and there.
“Tammy’s been excellent,” Cole told TalkSPORT in November 2020. “He offers something different to the other guys. Having competition for places is important. He won’t be the first striker to miss a few chances.”
TBR’s view – Abraham would be a class signing for West Ham
Fundamentelly, West Ham need a striker. Not only is Michail Antonio now 31 and edging towards the last few years at the top, but the uncapped Englishman is somewhat injury prone – having just returned from a hamstring issue.
West Ham need another centre-forward. But they need one that fits in with the West Ham style. Antonio is powerful, excellent in the air and clinical, but he also works incredibly hard for his team and runs the channels.
Abraham is probably just as clinical, but he lacks the power of Antonio. He also is hardly the one to give the work rate that Antonio provides – a good option, but at £40million? He is very expensive.