The Guardian have this afternoon revealed why Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham opted to reject a loan move to Wolves in favour of remaining with Aston Villa.
Chelsea youth product
21-year-old hitman Abraham has been on Chelsea’s books for 15 years now, having joined the club as a youngster in 2004.
However, since first breaking into the senior setup of the capital giants in 2016 at the tender age of 18, Abraham has since been farmed out on a trio of loans, to Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa respectively.
The twice-capped English international is currently enjoying his second prolific stint in the Championship, having racked up a hugely-impressive 23 league goals whilst at Bristol two seasons ago.
The current campaign has seen Abraham notch 16 goals in just 20 outings in the colours of Aston Villa, including a spectacular 4-goal haul during the Claret and Blue’s 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest in November.
However, despite his successes at Villa Park, Abraham has actually been heavily-linked with a departure from the club this month.
Rumours have been rampant of late that Premier League outfit Wolves are keen on securing the youngster’s signature.
Reports initially suggested that Abraham’s Villa loan stint could therefore be cut short, to open the path for a permanent transfer to Molineux.
Chelsea, though, quickly shut down such a possibility, labelling the club’s youth product as ‘not for sale’.
As such, Wolves were said to have returned with a second offer, which would have seen Abraham join Nuno Espirito Santo’s side on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Sky Sports News subsequently added that such a deal was on the verge of completion over the weekend.
An official announcement was therefore thought to have been all that was missing to push the transfer over the line.
Abraham rejects Wolves
But, in a huge twist this afternoon, it has since been confirmed that Abraham’s move to Molineux is now dead.
In a monumental boost for Aston Villa, the striker has made the surprise decision to turn Wolves down.
And The Guardian have since provided an insight into Abraham’s reasons for doing so.
First off, the English striker is said to be intent on aiding Villa’s push for promotion. In addition, he is not keen on the idea of yet another loan move:
Big boost for Villa – Tammy Abraham has turned down a loan move to Wolves in favour of remaining with Villa for the remainder of the season & trying to win promotion. Sounds like Abraham would be open to a permanent move to the PL, but not another loan. More on @guardian_sport
— Stuart James (@StuartJamesGNM) January 8, 2019