Exclusive: Whelan drools over Aston Villa player who'd 'walk into most PL teams'


Aston Villa loanee Tammy Abraham is an “outstanding” striker who would “walk into most Premier League teams”, according to Noel Whelan.

The BBC pundit has been blown away by the impact made by Abraham during his season-long loan at the Midlands giants and is convinced he is destined for the very top.

Abraham has scored 22 goals from 32 matches for the Championship promotion hopefuls and done more than anyone to keep them in contention for a return to the Premier League.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Whelan explained how Abraham has made such a mark in the English second tier.

“I’ve been so impressed by Tammy Abraham, he is top class,” Whelan said. “Most Premier League clubs would love to have him, never mind Villa, and he’d walk into most Premier League teams.

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“He has go everything you would want as a striker – pace, movement, size, good in the air. Crucially, he not only scores goals but all types of goals. 

“He has become a marked man, but is finding solutions and how to keep scoring. That shows he is special, and I think the kid could be a top striker.”

Abraham is set to return to parent club Chelsea at the end of the campaign, with his contract at Stamford Bridge running until the summer of 2022.

Wolves tried to sign him permanently in January but the 21-year-old snubbed them to remain at Villa.

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