Tammy Abraham would like to leave Chelsea this summer, Carlton Cole insists… with the former striker believing Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel ‘makes no sense’ amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham
- Tammy Abraham has hardly played a role at Chelsea since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel
- The 23-year-old was left out of the FA Cup squad and the Champions League final
- Arsenal and Tottenham have recently been linked with a move for the striker
- Ex-striker Carlton Cole has urged Abraham to be ‘the main man’ elsewhere
Tammy Abraham should be looking for a way out of Chelsea this summer because Thomas Tuchel “doesn’t like him,” said Carlton Cole.
The 23-year-old has barely played for the Blues since the German’s arrival in January, having played just two games for the club after mid-February and was excluded from the squad for the FA Cup and Champions League finals.
Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for Chelsea since breaking into the first team five years ago, but has since also loaned out to Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa for three seasons.
Tammy Abraham (R) should leave Chelsea this summer, according to Carlton Cole (L)
Cole thinks Abraham (L) should become ‘the main man’ elsewhere because Thomas Tuchel (R) ‘doesn’t like him’
The England international was reportedly involved in a rejected player-plus-cash bid from Chelsea earlier this month for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, while Arsenal and Tottenham are also linked.
And former West Ham and England forward Cole believes Abraham should strive to become ‘the main man’ elsewhere, now that Tuchel has made his feelings clear for him.
‘You get to a point where you have to learn your worth’ Cole told talkSPORT.
Abraham (second from R) was not selected for the Champions League final in Porto
He was reportedly involved in a rejected player-plus-cash offer for Erling Haaland (above)
“He has been loaned out and has done very well at Aston Villa, Swansea and came back to Chelsea and did well. They still don’t value him the way they should and the way he feels he should be valued.
“He didn’t play in the backend last season and obviously he’s not in Thomas Tuchel’s plans because he didn’t play.
Tuchel doesn’t like him and I’d look at other options if I were him and say ‘let me go and be the main man somewhere”.
Sports post in May, it was reported that West Ham and Leicester were also interested in Abraham, but the £40m asking price is considered too high by the Hammers, with the Foxes signing RB Salzburg’s Patson Daka instead.
Arsenal and Tottenham would also be interested in the 23-year-old attacker
Abraham – eager to regain his place in England’s squad for next year’s World Cup in Qatar after being left out by Gareth Southgate for Euro 2020 – was notably co-second-top goalscorer for the Blues in the 2020-21 Premier League, despite being he was frozen by Tuchel.
His six goals were matched by Mason Mount and Timo Werner, and Jorginho’s seven penalties beat them all.
Abraham was also on target in Chelsea’s first pre-season game of the summer, scoring the equalizing goal against Peterborough before Tuchel’s men went on to take a 6-1 win.
Abraham scored at the weekend as Chelsea beat Peterborough in a preseason friendly