Pundit claims Chelsea star given Tuchel ultimatum ‘could join’ Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 4th March 2021 7:23 - James Marshment

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is on a par with some of the world’s top strikers and would be snapped up by the likes of Manchester United were the Blues to sell, claims pundit Trevor Sinclair.

Abraham is the Blues’ top scorer this season but he missed Sunday’s draw with Manchester United for tactical reasons.

Thomas Tuchel revealed afterwards that the striker would have to either ‘like it or lump it’ as his omission was explained.

But with Chelsea among the clubs eyeing a big-money move for Erling Haaland, Abraham looks set to be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit.

Indeed, a report earlier this week claimed West Ham were leading a plethora of clubs looking to land Abraham this summer.

However, pundit Trevor Sinclair thinks some of the country’s biggest clubs would try and sign Abraham were Chelsea show a willingness to sell.

Speaking on talkSPORT with Simon Jordan, the pair were adamant that Abraham compares to some of the world’s top No 9s.

“I’m a huge fan of his. He’s a threat and he’s good with his pace in behind,” Sinclair said.

“His link-up play is excellent and he’s obviously a huge guy. He gets his goals.

“If you look at some of the top sides in the Premier League, so many of them take him.

“For me, Manchester City take him, Manchester United would need him, Arsenal would take him, Leicester City and West Ham would take him.

“He’s so undervalued and that has come about because he was nurtured at the football club, and it happens a lot.

“That’s what happens with players who you bring through your ranks and develop in the academy, you undervalue them.

“Those teams I just mentioned, they would have him in a heartbeat.”

Abraham has cored just once in five games under Tuchel and appears down the pecking order under the German.

Sinclair, however, thinks it would be a major mistake letting him leave.

“Him and [Man City striker Gabriel] Jesus are at that age and the exact same level where they’re about to explode.

“If Chelsea are naïve enough to let him go, which I don’t think Thomas Tuchel will, he understands the talent he’s got on his hands.

“At this present moment in time, he’s just not got a place for him. But if he was made available, there would be a queue [of clubs] – and that’s just in England.

“There is Celtic, who could possibly lose [Odsonne] Edouard, Germany and some of the big clubs over there. He would be a very, very in-demand player.”


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Abraham compares to Lewandowski

The Blues marksman also has a big fan in Jordan, who thinks Abraham compares to the likes of Robert Lewandowski.

He said: “As a footballer and a talent, he’s a top six player.

“I don’t think he just qualifies to be Chelsea’s opportunity, the boy has got two years left on his contract.

“Chelsea are going to be into challenging territory soon because Tammy Abraham is for the future. And you have to manage your future properly.

“If you don’t then the boy will pretty soon be into the last year of his contract. He’ll be sitting there waiting for the opportunity to manifest his next move. And with no transfer fee with everything going his way.

“I don’t think he just necessarily sits inside the English Premier League.

“You’ve got people like Benzema and Lewandowski who are coming to the end of their contracts. He plays at that level, he’s that good.

“I could see him playing in Madrid and places of that nature.”

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