David Moyes drives West Ham out of the £ 40m race for Tammy Abraham
Posted On May 3, 2021
West Ham United manager David Moyes has sued his country against Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham if he is valued at £ 40 million.
Of course, the Blues have hit that price on the head of Abraham, who has been battling Thomas Tuchel for minutes and will enter the final two years of his contract this summer.
The 23-year-old is at the top of Moyes’ wish list, as West Ham want to replace Sebastien Haller, who left the club in January, but officially removed Abraham’s name from the table if Chelsea asked for such money.
“That would exclude us completely. We will be excluded,” he said (via football.london). “So, if that’s the number and so to speak, we’re off. We don’t have that money, we don’t have that money to buy a striker at that price, no.
“It simply came to our notice then [the total spend]. But you never know here. I don’t think we’re going to buy this for a player. I would be surprised if we were.
“From the conversations with the owner, I have an idea what kind of money will be available, at this point in time it has not changed whether it ends on the tenth, fourth or whatever, it has not changed at all. there is probably a lack of money in the game. “
Chelsea appreciate Abraham so much because he is a young Englishman who has proven himself at the Premier League level. The comparisons were made with Aston Villa striker Olli Watkins, who moved to Villa Park last summer on a £ 28 million contract, although he never played in the best flight.
Villa have been advised to move to Abraham, as well as Leicester City and AC Serie A, but Chelsea’s £ 40million price could make any transfer difficult.
The Blues hope to earn as much money as possible to pursue at least one big favorite. 90min revealed in April that Chelsea are open to signing two new strikers, with Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund and Romelu Lukaku of Inter being seen as a blockbuster, which could be complemented by the signing of Sergio Aguero of Manchester City for a free transfer.
With Haaland likely to cost £ 150m and Lukaku not much less, Chelsea want to raise significant funds in the transfer market this summer, but their demands for Abraham may be too high.