Tammy Abraham’s scoring performance for Chelsea this season has led to a new year on his contract, leaving him at Stamford Bridge until 2023, but England’s striker is still queuing for a bumper pay rise
- Tammy Abraham has caused a one-year extension to his current Chelsea deal
- The striker’s contract expired in 2022, but now runs until 2023
- The extension was activated after reaching a certain number of goals and matches
- The club still wants to reward its top scorer with a new long-term contract
Tammy Abraham’s impressive scoring record this season has heralded another year on his Chelsea contract.
The 22-year-old signed his current deal in 2017 and would initially expire in 2022, raising fears that the club may have to make a new deal this summer.
But The Telegraph report that the attacker caused a one-year extension after reaching a certain number of appearances and goals this season, meaning he will remain on Stamford Bridge until 2023.
Tammy Abrahm’s future at Chelsea has been secured after activating a contract extension
The striker will remain with the club until 2023 after reaching a certain number of matches and goals
But Chelsea would still like to reward the youngster with a longer deal after an impressive season in the Premier League.
The striker is the club’s top scorer with 16 goals in 40 games and has also contributed six assists.
The report claims that England’s international will expect a significant wage increase, but the extension means neither side is panicking to start new negotiations.
The Blues have tied several of their young stars to new long-term contracts this season
The Blues have tied several other youngsters to long-term contracts with Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who all commit their future to the club.
Frank Lampard was also relaxed about the striker’s contractual situation. After his side’s win over Crystal Palace, he said, “I don’t think Tammy’s contract puts us at a critical level and I leave that between him and the club to discuss that side. I don’t think it’s something in his head right now. It certainly shouldn’t be. ‘
The striker will compete with Timo Werner for a place in the starting XI next season, as will Olivier Giroud who signed a one-year extension last month for the return of football.
Abraham was on the score sheet at Selhurst Park and could be lining up for his second start since the Premier League’s resumption.
The 22-year-old is about to make a longer deal, but neither side is in a hurry to start negotiations