Aston Villa boss confident Abraham will stay

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has insisted he has been given no indication that Tammy Abraham wants to leave the club.

It follows reports that the striker’s season-long loan from Chelsea could be terminated this month in order for him to join a Premier League club instead.

Wolves and Burnley are among those reported to be interested in the England international, who has scored 16 goals this season.

However, speaking at his post-match press conference after Villa’s 2-2 draw at home to QPR on New Year’s Day, Smith said he believed Abraham was happy to stay where he is.

“Tammy has shown no inclination to go back to Chelsea,” Smith said.

“We are very happy with the way Tammy is developing as a player and as a person. He is very happy and you can see the connection he has the supporters, the players and staff.

“Chelsea seem very happy as he developing as a player and scoring goals in the Championship. For all three parties it is a win, win, win.

“So I would be amazed if anything happened to prevent him playing for Villa. But it is not in my control. If Chelsea decide to recall him it is up to them.

“In the conversations I’ve had with him he is enjoying himself at Villa and is developing as a player.”




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