May 24, 2024

Aston Villa is considering a remarkable move to bring Roma forward Tammy Abraham back to Villa Park in either the upcoming January transfer window or next summer, according to sources from Football Insider. This potential return would happen more than five years after Abraham’s initial loan stint with the Midlands club from Chelsea.

Unai Emery’s team is actively seeking a striker in the January window, with Abraham identified as a target. Despite the 26-year-old England international currently recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear sustained in June, ruling him out until the spring of 2024, Villa views him as a high-caliber forward capable of fitting into Emery’s tactical system.

This development follows Football Insider’s revelation on November 14th that Jhon Duran may leave Villa on loan in January. A reliable source has disclosed that Duran has posed challenges for Emery and his staff behind the scenes, with the manager questioning the player’s attitude on multiple occasions at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground. Villa is now contemplating replacing Duran with Abraham, who played a crucial role in securing promotion for the club during his loan spell in the 2018-19 season.

Abraham made 40 appearances for Villa in the Championship, contributing 26 goals and three assists. Since then, he has achieved success by winning the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League with Chelsea and Roma. Having joined the Italian side in 2021 for a reported fee of £34 million, Abraham’s contract extends until June 2026.

While Ollie Watkins remains Emery’s preferred striker, having scored 11 goals and provided five assists in 19 games across all competitions this season, Villa currently occupies the fifth position in the Premier League after 12 games, trailing league leaders Manchester City by just three points.

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