Abraham tipped to forge 'brilliant partnership' with Watkins after Villa transfer update - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has backed Tammy Abraham to forge a “brilliant partnership” with Ollie Watkins at Aston Villa next season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton forward claimed the 23-year-old would give Dean Smith “a lot of options” if signed this summer given his versatility.

This site revealed last week that Villa have set aside £40million to land the Chelsea centre-forward in the next transfer window.

Abraham has struggled for game time since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January and was an unused substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Manchester City.

He scored 26 goals in 40 appearances when on loan at Villa Park two seasons ago.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Abraham could play alongside Ollie Watkins, Campbell said: “Tammy knows Aston Villa really well.

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“He knows the football club and the management well from his time there. He was exceptional that season so I’m sure he has fond memories of playing there.

“He is not getting a chance under Tuchel and he needs to be playing football. He is too good not to be.

“I just think Tammy Abraham needs to go and play. He really does.

“I think Watkins and him could have a brilliant partnership. Watkins and him could form a really dangerous partnership because they can both drift out wide and run the channels.

“Tammy used to play wide-right. He can play as one of the front three as well as the central striker. He is versatile. When he came through he was a winger. He would given Dean Smith lots of options.”

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