A Tammy Abraham loan deal could be finalised as early as this weekend.

The Chelsea striker looks as though he could be the deal that actually happens, amongst the never-ending names that have been thrown up by the media.

Last week it was revealed that both Newcastle and Brighton had been given permission to talk to the player and now widespread media reports on Friday morning are saying that it is St James Park where Tammy Abraham will be playing his football next season.

The Mail say that Rafa Benitez has maintained a close relationship with Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo since the Newcastle manager’s time at Stamford Bridge, with that connection helping to smooth the way for a loan deal.

Newcastle of course loaned Christian Atsu last season and his permanent move from Chelsea has already been agreed.

There won’t be any similar permanent deal clause with Tammy Abraham, the striker given his Premier League debut for Chelsea as an 18 year old and is a player who the West London club see as a potential first team player of the future.

Joining Bristol City on a temporary basis last summer, Tammy Abraham showed astonishing form for a then 18 year old.

Despite playing for a team battling relegation for much of the season, the on-loan forward scored a total of 26 goals for the second tier team.

This included an impressive 23 goals in only 40 Championship starts.

The striker has represented England at Under 19 and Under 21 levels.

Not surprisingly, Abraham won Bristol City’s player of the year, young player of the year, and top goalscorer awards.

The 6ft 4 striker looks to have a big future ahead of him and from the Newcastle end of things, the club has already made clear that loan deals will form part of Rafa Benitez’ strategy this summer as Newcastle return to the Premier League.

  • Jimblag23

    Is this similar to Pepe Reina having agreed personal terms with us yesterday morning 😂

  • Mark Kilmister

    Nice write up Graham, this is exactly the kind of energetic striker we need at the club back in the Premier League that actually has an eye for goal. Possibly the end of Murphy & Mitro if Rafa has it his own way this summer with at least another striker to come in.

  • TheNutJob

    He`s a good player but what we really need is a proven top class striker & as Rafa plays 4-2-3-1 where does this leave the likes of Gayle, Mitrovic etc because the lad wont be the only forward coming in

  • Steve Smith

    If he’s genuinely and realistically going to deliver significantly more than any other player we would be able to permanently sign then great business.

    I’m a bit concerned that there’s no option to make the deal permanent though and then we’re back to no striker again this time next year with the market rates likely having gone up again.

    • Wor Lass

      If Mitro went out on loan then – as long as he progresses – we could have him ready as a replacement.

      • Steve Smith

        That would be great but it’s pie in the sky! Mitro has his moments but he’s never delivered consistently over any length of time.

        • steve

          He’s never been given a chance consistently over any length of time.

          • Geordiegiants

            He has had more than enough chances. Way more than enough, this is the premier league you live and die game to game.

  • Wor Lass

    This could spell the end for Mitro, I suppose. A pity but he didn`t take his chances last season – maybe he could go out on loan.

    • MadMag83

      Mitrovic is doomed at Newcastle. He needs to move to a team who play two up front, where he can be the big target man alongside a more prolific striker. That way he can develop his game while a more natural finisher takes up the goal scoring slack.

      • Geordiegiants

        He needs to go to a weaker league, he just is not good enough, he is to slow, to aggressive, can’t head and is really poor finisher. Everything he needs to be a striker at a top level he hasn’t got.

  • Mrkgw

    This is only a loan deal and so, I really can’t believe the hype surrounding it. Shows how far we have fallen in the stakes when the media get exited over a mere loan.

  • Cuh736

    The end for Mitro? Funny. Because he just might end up as Gayle’s replacement

    • MadMag83

      Those drugs you’re on, are they legal?

  • Rich Lawson

    6ft 4” and bangs goals in for fun,get him in, even for one season while we get used to the prem’ again !

  • Blackburn1066

    Mitro is not what we need at this time

    • Geordiegiants

      Any time

  • Blackburn1066

    Rich Lawson…. you talk my kind of thinking I like it !!!!