Leicester City considering summer move for Abraham

According to Fabrizio Romano, Leicester City are one of the clubs that are interested in out-of-favor Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer.

The report suggests that the Foxes consider Abraham as one of their targets for next summer if Chelsea will be willing to let go of their academy graduate.

This news has emerged shortly after speculations that the English forward was snubbed for Chelsea’s squad ahead of the upcoming FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday evening, per the Mail.

The striker appears to be having some issues at Chelsea having returned from an ankle injury and it remains to be seen if this latest decision by Thomas Tuchel would go down well.

This news comes as a surprise though, considering that Leicester already have the likes of Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, amongst others in their ranks. Jamie Vardy has been the key striker for the Foxes for some seasons now.

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Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers’ men sit 3rd in the Premier League although two back-to-back defeats have seen the gap between them and the chasing pack reduced drastically, and hopefully, it is not a major downturn in their form as the race for a top-four finish gets fiercer.

Abraham is in his second season at Chelsea as a first-team player and has been criticized for not being the caliber of a forward that the Blues need if they are to contest for honors.

However, he’s a decent player and should be given a chance at least to prove himself under the new managerial regime.

The forward who is 23-years-old has scored 30 goals and provided 12 assists for Chelsea since he returned from his loan spell at Aston Villa. 

These numbers are decent and prove that he is a solid option that can deputize effectively as a second choice. After all, the new striker they signed is yet to hit the ground running consistently, referring to Timo Werner.