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Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, or Tammy Abraham as he is commonly known, is an English footballer who plays as a striker. Born on 2 October 1997, Abraham came through the ranks at Chelsea before going on to represent the club at the top level. The Chelsea journey for Abraham began in 2004 when he joined at the under-eight levels. He was an influential figure in the youth teams of Chelsea that won major trophies like the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League.
Despite his accomplishments for the Chelsea youth teams, Abraham was constantly in the gossip section after finding it difficult to get any sort of a look into the first-team. This, however, changed during the 2015-16 campaign when interim boss Guus Hiddink provided Abraham with his debut for Chelsea in a match against Liverpool. Even though Abraham would appear again in the campaign, this would be his last involvement with Chelsea for a while.
The lack of action in the first team led to Abraham seeking opportunities elsewhere on loan deals, as per football whispers. The 2016-17 campaign saw him loaned out to Bristol City, who were in the Championship. Abraham made a strong impression in the second division after managing 23 goals in 41 games. This led to Chelsea taking serious notice of the player and transfer odds were slashed for a loan move to a Premier League team in the 2017-18 campaign. Swansea were the benefactors of Abraham’s availability, as they took him on loan. However, Abraham did not shine for Swansea despite featuring in almost every league outing for the Welsh team and he scored just five goals.
Amidst a lot of transfer rumours about a permanent switch to a lower league club, Chelsea loaned Abraham to Aston Villa 2018-19 campaign. This move turned out to be a breakthrough with the striker managing 25 goals in 37 games. Yet, this accomplishment was in the Championship even if he did help Aston Villa reach the play-offs. There were rumours about more loan deals for the striker, but the arrival of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard and a transfer ban for Chelsea turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Abraham.
Against all the transfer news, Abraham began the 2019-20 campaign for Chelsea as the main striker. He did not disappoint Lampard’s faith as he scored 15 goals in 34 matches to help the blues quality for the Champions League. Apart from getting his first league goals for Chelsea against Norwich, Abraham also scored in the Champions League for the first time. His exploits with Bristol earned the striker a debut for England in 2017.
Tammy Abraham Transfer Rumours
- From Chelsea to Bristol City on loan in 2016
- From Chelsea to Swansea City on loan in 2017
- From Chelsea to Aston Villa on loan in 2018
Abraham has had to move around quite a lot to get regular first-team action. Despite making his debut for Chelsea in 2016, Abraham had to wait until 2019 to become a regular for the club. Until then, he had been on loan to Bristol City, Swansea City, and Aston Villa.