Chelsea may find a solution to their goal-scoring woes in the upcoming summer by considering the re-acquisition of striker Tammy Abraham.
Despite Nicolas Jackson’s promising start with the club, signed from Villarreal during the summer, Chelsea still require added depth in the central striker position.
Armando Broja is nearing a return to first-team action following a lengthy injury layoff.
Chelsea’s reliance on Broja’s performance upon his return is evident, as the club explored center-forward options in the recent summer transfer window but did not prioritize acquiring another one after securing Jackson.
Although players like Ivan Toney and Dusan Vlahovic were considered, Chelsea did not pursue either during the summer transfer window.
It is possible that a striker might be signed in the January transfer window, but the club may opt to wait until the summer when more options become available.
At the end of the season, Tammy Abraham will have only two years left on his contract with AS Roma, and reports suggest that he is keen on returning to England.
Chelsea holds a buyback clause for the 25-year-old, which was included when they transferred him to Roma in August 2021.
This clause, effective since July, allows Chelsea to re-sign Abraham if they submit a bid of €80 million (£69.5 million), provided Abraham agrees to the move, which appears plausible.
Abraham’s versatility as a striker allows him to play centrally, as a second striker, or even in wider positions when needed.
This adaptability would provide Mauricio Pochettino with tactical flexibility, adding unpredictability to Chelsea’s attack and making it challenging for opposing teams to defend against them.
At just 25 years old, Abraham’s peak years lie ahead of him. With proper coaching and guidance, he possesses the potential to develop into a world-class central striker.
His proven ability to score in the Premier League is a significant factor when considering striker options, making him, alongside Toney, a more sensible choice than Vlahovic, whom Chelsea has reservations about.