‘If I were him’: TalkSPORT pundit urges £50m-rated player to leave Chelsea this summer

Carlton Cole has urged Chelsea player Tammy Abraham to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

Abraham, 23, is a Blues striker who’s been heavily linked with a potential exit ahead of the new season.

According to The Mirror, Chelsea currently value the centre-forward at around £50million.

It is understood that Thomas Tuchel’s side may look to offer him as part of a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.

However, West Ham and Aston Villa are two Premier League clubs that are already keen on Abraham’s signature. 

TalkSPORT pundit and ex-Chelsea player Cole believes that it makes sense for the six-time capped England international to move this summer. In addition, he named West Ham as a great destination. 

“I’d look at other options if I were him. Let me go and be the main man somewhere. A place like West Ham would be good for him so he can grow,” Cole told talkSPORT.

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Abraham needs to stay unless Chelsea sign proven striker

If Chelsea pull out the stops to sign Haaland, Abraham should be allowed to walk straight out the door.

But, for now, he’s needed at Stamford Bridge. 

He’s senior cover right now at strikers for Kai Havertz/Timo Werner because of Olivier Giroud’s confirmed exit. 

Abraham has 30 goals in 82 Chelsea appearances. He also scored a combined 52 goals in 88 games during his two separate loan spells at Bristol City and Aston Villa. 

It would be great to see Abraham thrive elsewhere, but Chelsea need a replacement first. 

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.