Chelsea Striker’s move to Swansea shrouded in controversy over £1m cash demand

TAMMY ABRAHAM’s decision to move to Swansea has reportedly upset other interested clubs.

The Chelsea striker, 19, agreed a season-long loan move to the Liberty Stadium – snubbing interest from Newcastle and Brighton.

But the move is now shrouded in mystery at how he ended up with the Swans.

Their boss Paul Clement is represented by Neil Fewings, who works for the Wasserman Media Group.

The Mail today report that Brighton and Newcastle were told they would have to pay £1million to cover signing-on fees for the player, his family and agent.

But Chelsea didn’t ask for a fee, leaving the clubs convinced the England Under-21 striker was always heading to Wales.

Abraham’s decision to move to Swansea has already been questioned by Micky Quinn, who branded it “weak”.

But Swansea legend Lee Trundle hit back at Quinn, who insisted they were no longer big boys anymore.

Trundle said: “He said: “I saw Micky Quinn’s comments this week saying he couldn’t believe the striker had turned down a ‘massive club’ to move to Swansea.

“I didn’t agree with that at all.

“Newcastle are a great club, with great support, there is no doubt about it and I am sure playing every week in front of 52,000 on Tyneside is a great experiece for a player.

“But to say they are a massive club is just not right. Massive clubs do not get relegated out of the Premier League twice within the space of a decade.”

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