Tammy Abraham is “too good for Everton” and should steer clear of a move to Goodison Park this summer, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider.
The former Leeds United and Coventry City striker is convinced Abraham has the ability to make it at a Champions League club rather than one outside of the Premier League elite.
As revealed by Football Insider, that Abraham is on the club’s list of centre-forward targets this summer as they look to recruit the reliable goalscorer they’ve lacked since Romelu Lukaku’s exit.
Like Lukaku, Abraham has failed to make an impact at parent club Chelsea, but he has dazzled on loan for Aston Villa in this season’s Championship, scoring 25 goals from 37 appearances.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Whelan said: “He is too good for Everton. No disrespect to Everton, who are a great club but the way Tammy is playing he could be in the Chelsea team or that of another top club.
“There will be changes at Chelsea this summer. I doubt Eden Hazard will stay and they surely can’t overlook Tammy Abraham. They have to give him an opportunity. Surely they can’t do another Lukuku?
“If I was the manager I would say, ‘let’s give him a really good chance to show what he’s got’. He’s a really special player, no doubt about that.”
Abraham has spent the last three seasons on loan – at Villa, Swansea City and Bristol City – but has a Chelsea contract that runs until the summer of 2022.
As revealed by Football Insider, Everton have also shortlisted another prolific scorer in this season’s Championship.
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