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Should Liverpool consider a move for Tammy Abraham? - RTK View

With Chelsea seemingly willing to sell Tammy Abraham this summer, we think that Liverpool should make a move for him.

The Blues want to sign Erling Haaland and are hoping to offload their current No 9 to fund a move.

The Telegraph report that Chelsea value him at £40m and that he has been offered to Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Inter Milan.

However, it is Arsenal and West Ham that appear most interested in signing the striker.

Despite featuring heavily and impressing during Frank Lampard’s tenure at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel does not seem to be a fan of Abraham.

So, it is little surprise to see that Chelsea want him out.

Yet we believe that they would be making a big mistake. Abraham has the potential to be a top striker in the next few years.

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So, with Liverpool needing a forward, we think that they should make a move for him.

Abraham undervalued at Chelsea

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The case of Tammy Abraham and Chelsea is a curious one.

He has scored goals whenever he has played, yet he still has not been granted a regular starting spot.

25 goals in 37 Championship games on loan at Aston Villa as a 20/21-year-old proved his talent.

15 goals in 34 Premier League games, 25 of which were starts, in his first full season at Chelsea was an excellent next step.

He had a record of 0.73 goals and assists per 90 in that 2019/20 season. This is an excellent number, but is even better when you consider that he was incredibly young and playing in a poor Chelsea side.

For context, Harry Kane had a record of 0.70 goals and assists for Spurs in the 2015/16 season, when he was slightly older than Abraham was in 2019/20.

He looked on his way to becoming Chelsea’s long-term striker, but it just didn’t happen.

Abraham started just 12 league games last season. Yet he still had great output, with 0.61 goals and assists per 90.

On top of this, his expected goals numbers throughout his career suggest that he is only going to improve as he gets older. He has always slightly underperformed on his excellent xG numbers, yet has still scored lots of goals.

This evidence leads us to believe that Abraham will become a 20-goal-a-season striker if he is given his chance.

Abraham and Liverpool could be a perfect fit

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Liverpool need to think about who is going to be their long-term striker. Roberto Firmino is approaching the last years of his Anfield career.

If they decide to go down the route of an out-and-out No 9, Abraham could be perfect.

The club need an upgrade on Divock Origi for this season. Abraham could act as that for now, before eventually becoming the regular starter.

It would be a solution to the homegrown issue that is beginning to develop at the club.

It would mirror the deal that saw Liverpool sign Daniel Sturridge back in 2013.

Some people may think that if Abraham was good enough for Liverpool, then Chelsea would not let him go.

But look at Mo Salah, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku among many others. The Londoners are not always the best judge of players.

A front three of Diogo Jota, Tammy Abraham and Harvey Elliott may not be the most exciting to Liverpool fans right now.

Yet we believe that a few years down the line, it could be truly elite.

If Liverpool can lower Chelsea’s £40m valuation, then they should seriously consider a move for Tammy Abraham this summer.

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