Chelsea striker set to leave the Blues on a season long loan

Aston Villa have signed Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old becomes the seventh new arrival at Villa Park his summer, with the Championship promotion hopefuls getting the deal done just before the 5pm deadline for loan transfers on Friday.

Abraham scored five times in 31 Premier League games for Swansea last season and was also called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate.

He has Championship experience having spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan with Bristol City, scoring 23 goals in 41 second-tier matches for the Robins.

Abraham told the club’s official website: “I’m excited for this new chapter. Aston Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I’m here to help them achieve that.

“At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to get started.”

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