Three reasons why Aston Villa need to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

Stefan Bienkowski
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Despite the incessant rumours linking Jack Grealish with a move to Manchester City, Aston Villa have quietly and confidently got on with their summer business.

Not only have the Premier League side re-signed club legend Ashley Young, but they’ve also spent a significant amount of money bringing Emiliano Buendia and then Leon Bailey to the club.

However, it seems as though the Birmingham side’s appetite remains unquenched and another attacking signing may still need to be made before the start of the new season.

According to Sky Sports, Villa are intent on bringing Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham to the club to bolster their attacking options.

Here’s three reasons why that transfer would be a great bit of business for Aston Villa.

Ollie Watkins has been a superb signing for Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins has been a superb signing for Aston Villa

They need competition for Watkins

Perhaps the most obvious reason for Villa sticking a claim in for Abraham this summer is the simple fact that they could use another striker.

Ollie Watkins performed well for the Birmingham side last season with 16 Premier League goals, but after that the next best goal scorer was winger Anwar El Ghazi with 11. In other words, Villa don’t have a huge amount of depth in the No.9 position.

While it seems more likely that Smith would play both when he can, that kind of competition between both strikers may get the best out of each of them next season and provide enough cover for the squad.

Abraham is a tremendous Premier League striker

If Villa are determined to get a new striker next season then they’ll struggle to do better than Abraham for a proven source of Premier League goals.

Despite only featuring 1003 minutes of league football last season, the Chelsea striker still managed to bag six goals and the season before that saw the England striker net 15 in just 32 league appearances.

While Abraham may struggle to convince Tuchel that he’s the man for the English top flight, it’s abundantly clear that he’d thrive in the division at another club.

Tammy Abraham has an impressive record in the Premier League

Tammy Abraham has an impressive record in the Premier League

They could have money to burn

Aside from the sporting advantage to having Abraham at the club next season, Villa may also have some serious cash to burn and a desperate need to appease fans in this summer’s window.

If Grealish really does leave for Manchester City for the kind of money that has been reported in the press, Villa will have more than enough money to buy Abraham and alleviate any concerns that the squad will lack the necessary quality to remain competitive in the Premier League.