Tammy Abraham will not want to move back to Aston Villa because he would have to “play second fiddle” to Ollie Watkins.
That is the view of ex-England defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after it was revealed the 23-year-old’s Chelsea future was up in the air.
Football Insider revealed this week Thomas Tuchel fears Abraham is a “soft touch” and does not have the resilience to lead the line for the Blues.
The Daily Star reported at the beginning of the month that Villa are still admirers of the striker who fired in 26 goals while on loan in the Championship.
The England international played a key role in Dean Smith’s side that won promotion to the Premier League in the 2018/19 campaign.
The Midlands giants signed Ollie Watkins last summer and Mills has claimed his presence could put off Abraham.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I don’t think Tammy Abraham would want to go and play second fiddle if I’m honest.
“I don’t think he would want to be at a club where he’s not going to be the main striker. Ollie Watkins is now in the England squad and scored on his debut which is absolutely huge and takes him to another level.
“I think Tammy Abraham will have to just wait and see what options there are if he is looking at a potential move away.”
Abraham has netted 26 goals in 87 Premier League games for Chelsea and Swansea City.
He has 12 goals in 26 games across all competitions this term for the Blues.