By Villa News Speaking to Ty Bracey

12th Nov, 2023 | 8:10am

Tammy Abraham transfer was 'as good as done' in new Aston Villa verdict

We’re delighted to welcome Aston Villa podcaster Ty Bracey as our exclusive Aston Villa columnist each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the club…

A deal was as “good as done” for Aston Villa to sign Tammy Abraham during the summer transfer window, according to Ty Bracey.

The England international was heavily linked with a move to Villa before the Roma forward suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that is expected to keep him out of action until March next year.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato reported on 30 October that the Villans are still interested in signing the 26-year-old, with West Ham, Fulham and Brentford also in the race for his signature.

Bracey believes Abraham, who spent time on loan at Villa Park in the 2018/19 season, would be a good signing as he would provide something different to Ollie Watkins.

Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey said: “Rumour on the mill was that a deal for him was as good as done until he got injured this summer just gone. That was heavily reported on the rumour front.

“I wouldn’t say no to him, we know he’s capable and can do it at European level after what he’s done in Serie A. I think he’d do well in the Villa team and, obviously, he’s familiar to us as well. I would definitely say yes to Tammy Abraham, I wouldn’t say no to that at all. He’s a very different striker to Ollie Watkins.

“Watkins is a workhorse, his work rate is outstanding and he puts a shift in every game. I’m not saying Abraham is lazy, but Watkins is an athlete, he puts the work in and chases the ball out of possession.

“Abraham is a different profile to that, he’s the kind of striker who is always in the right place at the right time, that’s a football brain conversation. I think he’d be a great option and it would be nice to have something off the bench that’s a bit different.” 

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