Tammy Abraham, Cesar Azpiliceuta Chelsea Premier League
Tammy Abraham, Azpiliceuta Chelsea Premier League

Arsenal are currently the frontrunners in signing Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham but according to former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan, the Gunners should avoid falling into a sinkhole.

Tammy Abraham has been linked with several clubs this summer but as per the latest updates, it’s Arsenal who are the most interested in striking a deal for the centre-forward.

But Simon Jordan has warned that Arsenal should not agree to a loan deal blindly and that they should set conditions so they can back out if the striker fails to perform at the Emirates.

Jordan told talkSPORT, as quoted: “It makes commercial sense if the conditions work that are loaded by both sides.

“The selling club gets an opportunity to fix a price that isn’t subsequently depreciated by the player’s performance or the buying club finding that they’re victims of their own success and someone comes in – Tammy bangs in a load of goals and all of a sudden the selling club wants £60m for him rather than £40m.

“There will be certain conditionality in the obligation to buy.

“It isn’t just a blank cheque. You don’t say ‘We’ll take him on loan and ultimately it doesn’t matter how badly he plays, we’ve got to pay you £40m’. Nobody in their right mind would enter into that obligation to buy under that auspice.

“It can’t be unconditional, because if he stinks the place out I don’t want him for £40m.

“I will say ‘If he plays 25 games and does X, Y and Z amount of things, yes I’ll pay £40m for him’. Because if he really is a stinker, he ain’t going to play 25 games.”

West Ham United are the other major club who are interested in the England international and they are going to hold talks with Chelsea over the signing of Tammy Abraham so Arsenal will not have it easy.

Also, various reports are claiming that Arsenal will need to clear up space if they wish to make a move for the Chelsea misfit and they are yet to make any sort of formal offer.

Arsenal have already splashed £50 million on Ben White so they can only afford to bring in Tammy Abraham on a loan deal this summer. But with European football, the Hammers will remain confident that they can take their London rivals head-on in this transfer race.

But no matter where the 23-year-old ends up, the real winners will be Chelsea since they will be able to bag £40 million from the sale of a totally unwanted player.

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