If you believe all of the reports, then Aston Villa are ready to spend some pretty big sums this summer.
Can anybody really be very surprised? Dean Smith’s men splashed out over £140m on new recruits last year.
Matching that tally seems unlikely, but the Villans clearly have a fair bit of cash to consider spending.
On top of that, Aston Villa are ready to offer the Brentford striker a colossal wage of £70,000.
Talk about throwing all your eggs in one basket.
Villa are clearly in the mood to sign another striker with a new and exciting rumour doing the rounds over the weekend.
According to The Daily Mail, Aston Villa have made an enquiry to re-sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.
Abraham now has to contend with both Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner for places at Stamford Bridge, but it’s thought that he’s willing to fight for his role in Frank Lampard’s side.
As a result, he looks set to turn down advances from elsewhere in a blow to Villa’s chances of bringing him back to Villa Park.
Abraham was a hit for the Midlands outfit during their promotion to the top-flight but his value has risen astronomically since that point.
He left Villa behind valued at around £18m according to Transfermarkt. The data website now rates the striker at £36m.
If Abraham does decide to leave, a deal surely wouldn’t come cheap.
GIVEMESPORT’S Matt Dawson says…
A move for the 22-year-old seems very unlikely at this point, but it would undoubtedly be one of the best options the club could utilise this summer.
Abraham knows English football, is now proven in the Premier League and is already familiar with Aston Villa.
He scored 15 goals in the top-flight last term, pouncing on a stellar campaign in the Championship where he helped lift Smith’s side to promotion.
During his time in the Midlands, the England international racked up a massive 26 strikes in 40 games.
It’s no surprise that he became a fan favourite and also a player that’s now held in high regard by the club’s current manager.
Speaking about Abraham earlier this year, Smith commented: “He’s a top player and a top person.”
Fine praise indeed for a player that Smith has already managed to get the best out of. He may miss some guilt-edge opportunities but he is one of the most improving players in the English game.
Winning 2.6 aerial duels per game, he is also a robust forward. Think of Wesley but someone who can actually find the back of the net. This would be a top drawer signing.
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