Tammy Abraham played a key role in Aston Villa’s promotion-winning campaign (Picture: Getty)Tammy Abraham has hinted that he could be playing his football at Chelsea next season after appearing to bid farewell to Aston Villa in a social media post.
The 21-year-old was one of the standout stars behind Villa’s promotion from the Championship, scoring 26 goals and providing three assists in 40 games during a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Only Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki scored more goals in the Championship last season than Abraham with 29 and the Villains are keen on securing his services again in the Premier League.
Last week, the Guardian reported that Villa were keen to sign Abraham in a £25m deal from Chelsea, however, it looks as though his time with the club has come to an end.
In a post on Instagram, Abraham said: ‘Where do I start. Firstly I want to thank everyone @avfcofficial for a unforgettable season ❤️ felt the love and support from the get go & we did it together! This club will always have a place in my heart. @avfcofficial welcome to the premier league 🤘🏾😘❤️ #UTV#TA18′
Underneath the post, Chelsea youngster Trevoh Chalobah posted a cryptic comment that read ‘Chelsea No9’ while Reece James, another highly-rated academy graduate, posted a goat emoji – indicating Abraham is the ‘greatest of all-time’.
Chelsea youngsters Trevoh Chalobah and Reece James commented on the postAbraham has long been regarded as one of Chelsea’s most promising young players and he could be given a chance to stake a claim in the first-team squad next season with the club facing the prospect of a 12-month transfer ban.
Following Villa’s promotion, Abraham outlined his belief that he could score goals for Chelsea, saying: ‘The aim is to be at the highest level and playing the best football and, if Chelsea say they need me there, I will put 100% in.
‘I am a person who believes in myself. So, wherever I am at, I believe I will get in and play and score goals.’
Abraham had been close to signing for Wolves in an £18m deal in January but opted to stay at Villa instead in a bid to help them achieve promotion.
The England international has made three senior appearances for Chelsea and spent the previous three seasons on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa.
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