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Southampton have joined the race to sign Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham but according to Danny Mills, the 23-year-old should aim higher.

After Danny Ings’ move to Villa, the Saints are said to be interested in signing the Chelsea misfit but Mills believes he should scout his other alternatives, especially with clubs like Arsenal and West Ham United in him as well.

Mills told talkSPORT: “He would be a great signing for Southampton but would Tammy Abraham want to go there?

“That would be, not trying to be disrespectful, but I think Tammy Abraham would have better options than Southampton. Maybe go a little higher up the table, teams that are may be going to play more to his strengths.

“That would be the worry for Southampton because players will look at it and think, ‘okay, I am going to be in a relegation battle.”

Where will Tammy Abraham end up next season?

Serie A side Atalanta have also shown an interest in the forward but we don’t think he will be ready to move out of England with so many EPL sides interested in him.

Southampton are surely way down the pecking order since West Ham United and Arsenal are much bigger sides than them and they also finished 15th on the league table last time around.


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At West Ham, Tammy Abraham will get to play in Europe so that’s a major plus for him. But if he chooses to join the Saints then he should be the first-choice forward at the club now that Danny Ings has left for Villa.

And if the Chelsea misfit wants to play regular first-team football next season then Southampton might just be his safest bet. At Chelsea, he played in only 32 games last season so we are pretty confident he will be itching to better those numbers.

Arsenal can also offer him that luxury but only after they have gotten rid of Nketiah and Lacazette. And at the moment, the Gunners are struggling to offload both of them.

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