By Derek Smithson
Micky Quinn has claimed he is “extremely disappointed” with Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham as reports claim he is set to join Swansea over Newcastle.
The Mirror claim that the 19-year-old has agreed a one-year loan deal with the Swans as he is sent away for first-team experience.
The Sun previously claimed that Newcastle had entered talks with Chelsea about a move for the England Under-21 international.
However, he now looks set to snub the Magpies and make a switch to the Liberty Stadium.
The Mirror also reported that Chelsea advised Abraham not to join Newcastle due the possibility of off-field distractions in the north east due to their famous nightlife.
Quinn has revealed his frustration that Abraham has turned down a move to St James Park and feels he is going a much smaller club in Swansea.
“I have to say I am extremely disappointed in Tammy Abraham,” Quinn told the Chronicle. “If he really is set to choose Swansea City over Newcastle United, I would seriously question his decision.
“It shouldn’t take me to tell him that Newcastle is a far bigger football club than Swansea. I don’t know Abraham personally and I don’t know his exact reasons for choosing Swansea over Newcastle but, quite frankly, any excuse would be weak in my eyes.”
Abraham is a highly rated talent and Chelsea are expecting him to be a future first-team player for them.
However, the Blues are keen for him to experience football in the top flight and that alerted several Premier League clubs to his quality.
He spent last season on loan with Bristol City in the Championship and showed his huge potential.
Abraham made 48 appearances across all competitions for them and scored an impressive 26 goals in return.
Rafael Benitez may now have to look elsewhere to find an extra Newcastle striker for next season and Quinn believes it is Abraham’s loss.
In other Newcastle transfer news, they have made an emphatic decision on the future of their 20-year-old.