Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham insists that he wants to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge next season.
The Blues fans should be over the moon to hear that the 21-year-old still views his future in West London, as he could be a big player moving forward amid a potential transfer ban.
Abraham is a product of the academy and someone that Maurizio Sarri needs to hand the opportunity to in the senior set-up.
The centre-forward has previously impressed during loan spell with Bristol City and Swansea City, while this campaign his temporary spell away at Aston Villa has proved no distance.
He’s made 31 appearances in all competitions for Championship club Villa and showed his predatory instincts with 21 goals.
The England Under-21 international has declared his plan to try force his way in at Chelsea next season.
“That’s the aim going into next season (to be in Chelsea’s first team). As a young kid, I’ve always believed I will play for Chelsea. I always believe that,” Abraham told Sky Sports.
“I think I have the ability to. I just have to, when I get the opportunity, grab it with two hands.”
Abraham definitely has the potential to make a mark at Stamford Bridge and 55 senior goals in his career at his age is a sign of that.
Chelsea could well need a couple new strikers in their squad next year and he ticks all the boxes.
He’s a powerful striker that can hold the ball up and is good in the air, while he’s fairly quick too and is a deadeye in front of goal.
Chelsea fans aren’t going to know how good he can be unless he gets regular chances, but it’s brilliant news for supporters that he’s still got his heart set on playing for them in the long-term.