West Ham United have been handed their biggest boost yet in their pursuit of Tammy Abraham this transfer window…
What’s the word?
According to The Sun, Chelsea are prepared to lower their asking price for the out-of-favour England international, who manager David Moyes has among his top targets, after struggling to find any club willing to pay £40m.
The Hammers, along with Arsenal and Aston Villa, have all shown interest in the 23-year-old striker, but none of those have the funds to splash out on his current valuation.
Abraham also needs to be sold to help fund new signings at Stamford Bridge, so it’s claimed that the Blues’ hierarchy will now reluctantly consider reducing their demands by at least £5m.
Should WHU pay £35m for Abraham?
This will come as a massive boost to Moyes and the East London outfit as it edges his no.1 striker target to a more feasible price tag and much closer to the number the Irons boss has in mind.
Claret and Hugh claimed last month that the Scotsman valued Abraham at just £25m.
It’s no secret that West Ham are absolutely desperate for a new forward to provide the perfect foil to Michail Antonio. Indeed, they cannot afford to risk going into a potential 50-plus game campaign with one senior, and injury-prone, striker.
Abraham’s experience and proven track record in the English top-flight since breaking through at Chelsea is one reason why he’d be a very safe option for the Hammers.
As per Transfermarkt, the 23-year-old has scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for the Blues, which includes 21 goals in the Premier League and four in the Champions League.
In the past, Abraham has been lauded as a “phenomenal player” and a “goal machine”, so the Irons would be getting a player who is very much still held in high regard despite his lack of game time under Thomas Tuchel.
It is now surely on GSB to act amid this encouraging update and that should leave many supporters absolutely buzzing, especially as the Hammers faithful have been clamouring for the club to sign the £36m-rated Blues talisman for several weeks now.