In the latest interview with This is Futbol, former England youth international Marcus Bent urged Everton to land Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham this summer.
Marcus said: “Would he come in and be a 20-goal-a-season player? I’m not sure. But what I do know is he would be someone Everton would love. He has pace, is a goalscorer, good in the air and a good finisher.”
Tammy had a far from an ideal season for the Blues recently as he failed to make an impression after Thomas Tuchel’s appointment as the club’s new head coach in January.
Still, the English hitman deserves credit for netting 12 goals and providing six assists in 32 games for the west London giants last term in multiple competitions.
The 23-year-old star struggled to give a good account of himself because most of his playing time came off the bench.
Hence, it’s no surprise that Tammy averaged just 0.3 dribbles, 1.5 shots and 0.4 key passes per game in Premier League football. (stats via whoscored).
He is still under contract at the club until the summer of 2023, but Tammy needs to find an escape route out of the club if he is keen to re-establish himself as a top performer in the division.
He is a powerful dribbler and can make some quick dashes in behind the opposite team’s backline. He can use his serious 1.90m frame to dominate the opposition centre-halves in the air and usually nets his fair share of goals via headers.
When the English star is playing with confidence, the player can be a decent goal-scorer up top as Tammy can lose his marker by overpowering defenders and can strike the ball with power in the attack.
However, he has to figure out a way to be more stable as the Blues academy graduate has been far from convincing with his showings this year.
The London-born youngster will add plenty of firepower to the Everton attack and could offer some serious competition for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison at Goodison Park in the coming terms.
Hence, manager Rafael Benitez would be wise to engineer a transfer to bring the player to the blue half of Merseyside before the start of the new season.
At 23, Tammy will only get better with each term as long as the Toffees are prepared to play him regularly over the next few seasons.