Chelsea warned of ‘super embarrassing’ summer move for ex-striker Tammy Abraham
Goals have been a major issue for the Blues this season, with just 29 goals scored in 30 Premier League games and he left the club, now his third manager of the campaign, 11th in the table.
Despite Todd Boehly spending in the region of £600m over two transfer windows, a die-hard striker hasn’t been the focus. Chelsea have a wide range of players to choose from but opted for Kai Havertz in the middle with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of favor.
Ahead of his departure, Graham Potter suggested that Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan at Inter Milan, could return to the Chelsea first team next season, although it now depends on who takes charge of Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis. .
Abraham, who left the club to join Roma for £34m in 2021, has been touted as another potential option, with Chelsea having a buyout option of around £70m. However, Johnson believes the move would be too risky for his former team.
“To go and pay a lot of money to bring back a former player, and then it doesn’t work out, that would be super embarrassing,” Johnson told DAZN Bet.
“I’m not saying it won’t work out, but if they mess with someone else who hasn’t played for them before, that embarrassment isn’t there.
“I just think it’s so risky, almost like going back to lit fireworks. But Tammy is scoring goals, playing well and looking really confident so you can see why they would have their eye on him.
Havertz is Chelsea’s top scorer this season in all competitions with nine goals, and Raheem Sterling is the only other Blues player to manage more than three.
The German has been unconvincing on a regular basis as Chelsea’s main man up front, and Johnson has claimed a return to the Bundesliga may be the 23-year-old’s best option.
“I don’t think he really suits the Premier League,” Johnson said.
“Everything he does is so slow and lethargic and although he’s a very technical player it helps when you’re in the Bundesliga and you play for a top team and you do everything very methodically. with more time on the ball.
“I also think he would rip your arm off to go back to Germany, so if Chelsea have to get rid of a big name this summer, I think it will be him.”
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