Tammy Abraham has undoubtedly been Swansea City’s brightest spark this season.
Slotting into a team with little urgency, little intent and above all else little quality, Abraham has been a shining light at the Liberty Stadium since agreeing a one-year loan from Chelsea in the summer.
On Thursday it was announced that England coach Gareth Southgate had called up the 20-year-old to the national team following his impressive start to life in the Premier League which has seen him net four goals – as well as one in the Carabao Cup.
Personally, I’m delighted about Abraham’s call-up. As a player who you can see is willing to graft and play for the team, the youngster is becoming a real fans’ favourite. It’s just a shame that he’s on loan instead of being a permanent Swans player.
At just 20-years-old Abraham has shown maturity beyond his years, he’s adapted to the English top-flight tremendously well and above all else, he’s a real goalscorer full of predatory instinct. I’d be astonished if Tammy doesn’t make it as one of the Premier League’s best and most lethal strikers in years to come.
I also think, despite the situation of leading the line of a now-defensive minded team like Swansea, Abraham will take great things from playing in South Wales.
Beside the fact that he’s playing regular, senior football in a hugely competitive league, if he’s down in relegation battle, scrapping each week and working that extra bit more to find an edge or space to get in behind with the Swans’ poor service, it’ll be a good experience to take when he returns to Chelsea next summer.
When he’s good enough and has done his bit, proven himself in the Premier League, then who knows, he could be enjoying his football at Stamford Bridge getting service from the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian, Pedro etc.
If he’s scored five and assisted one in a Swansea squad really, really struggling to create chances in attack, imagine what he could do in front of world-class players.
Abraham strikes me as an honest, humble and willing individual and if he takes his work rate and attitude with him as a progresses his career, especially now as a soon to be England international, he’ll do just fine
So, Tammy, keep at it, keep doing what you’re doing, continue impressing at Swansea and you’ve got a huge future ahead of you.
I remember another player who joined the Swans on loan, who went on to do great things in the game… Frank Lampard.