There is a culture in modern football that sees football stars ascend the grades of clubs from the academy to the senior team.
As compared to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Barcelona, Chelsea have failed to utilise the youngsters in their academy as they have mostly preferred established players.
Chelsea’s on-loan striker to Bristol City Tammy Abraham has revealed that he is unsure of his future with the Blues as he nears the end of his loan spell with the Championship side, according to report.
The 19-year-old England youngster, who is of a Nigerian descent, joined Chelsea at the U8 level and ascended the grades of the team until he caught the attention of Hiddink last term. He was handed his Chelsea debut by Hiddink, with a substitute appearance against Liverpool last season.’
In a bid to see him improve and garner experience, he was sent on loan to Briston last summer. The loan move seem to have paid off as the youngster has become more potent in front of goal. This term, he has scored 23 goals and provided three assist for the Robins.
Speaking of his future with Chelsea in preparation for Bristol’s last game of the season, Tammy said:
“There’s nothing yet. I’m not too sure but hopefully there will be [a new contract],”
“I’ve heard a few bits, this and that, but I’m not too sure what I’m doing yet and I haven’t spoken to Chelsea about next season. I’m focused here before I end up shooting off back to Chelsea.”
However, reports have suggested that he will be rewarded with a deal following his form and improvement. He has been linked with a loan move to a host of Premier League clubs including Leicester City and Everton.
Methinks he should be handed an opportunity at Chelsea. Rashford, Kylian Mbappe, Dele Alli and Alex Iwobi, who are in his age category are doing well for their various clubs, he can play as our third striker, so we save money for buying players.