By Danny Wright
Mick Quinn believes that Newcastle are one the verge of a “massive coup” with Tammy Abraham reportedly set to move to St. James’ Park.
The Daily Mail have reported that the Chelsea attacker will secure a loan move to the Magpies by the end of this week.
Quinn, 55, knows a thing or two about becoming a successful striker on Tyneside, and is backing Premier League youngster Abraham to follow in his footsteps.
“If Newcastle United can agree a loan deal for Tammy Abraham, I really think that would be a massive coup for the football club,” said the ex-Toon striker on the Newcastle Chronicle website.
“There have been a whole host of clubs chasing the England Under-21 international and there seems to be positive soundings that the Magpies could well win the race to sign him.
“This is a lad I know Chelsea believe has a big future ahead of him. They want Abraham to get Premier League experience before giving him a crack at breaking into the first team at Stamford Bridge.”
Abraham, 19, has spent the last season on loan with Championship outfit Bristol City and has since attracted a lot of attention following his goal scoring exploits in the second tier.
He scored 23 goals in 41 league appearances and added a further three in the EFL Cup.
The six-times England Under-21 international has spent his entire career with Chelsea but had only made two senior appearances before he was handed his first taste of consistent first team football at Ashton Gate.
Abraham is very highly rated at Stamford Bridge and the Mail’s report claims that the Premier League champions are willing to let him go out on loan once more in order to earn more top-flight experience.
Leicester and Brighton were also understood to be in the hunt for Abraham.
In other Newcastle news, the Magpies have been installed as second favourites to sign this Premier League winning wide man.