Noel Whelan has urged Tottenham to go after Tammy Abraham amidst reports that Chelsea are ready to cash in on the striker.
Despite Tottenham being determined to hold on to Harry Kane this summer, reports have indicated that the club could be in the market for another striker.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Nuno Espirito Santo wants to employ two up front at Spurs next season and is looking to add another striker to the squad.
Danny Ings was said to be the man that the new Spurs head coach wants to add to his team.
However, like Ings, Abraham is also expected to be on the move this summer, with sources suggesting that West Ham and Aston Villa are battling it out for the 23-year-old, who could be sold for around £30m.
Whelan believes that Tottenham should be looking to snap up the England international, suggesting that the Blues star could be Kane’s long-term replacement.
When asked about the speculation over Abraham’s future, the former Leeds striker told Football Insider: “Very surprised that Chelsea haven’t used him.
“They’ve got such a big squad there even top players like Tammy Abraham can’t push their way into the reckoning.
“That always sets up the alarm bells for other teams to test the water. You’re looking at a player that’s surplus to requirements at a massive football club.
“Tottenham need to replace Harry Kane at some point. They need to start building for the future.
“Maybe he would be a great fit as well for Tottenham, if they ever wanted to enter the race for Tammy. It’s not far for him to travel to either club, is it?
“He’s a player I’m sure has got admiration from many, many managers like Nuno and chairmen at football clubs.
“If the money’s right and the wages are right, he could enhance their squads.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe Abraham is underrated and that we have not seen him reach anywhere near his full potential. Picking him for £30m could prove a masterstroke for whoever signs him.
However, there are a couple of reasons why I cannot see him coming to Spurs. Not only would Chelsea probably not do business with us but the 23-year-old also likely would not be willing to come to the club if Kane stays.
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