Tammy Abraham signs new 5 year Chelsea deal

Abraham scored from close range for England in their semi-final against Germany

Only yesterday, Chelsea Academy graduate Kasey Palmer signed a new four-year-deal and sure enough, 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham has followed the suit today, signing on for another five years at the club.

Swansea had emerged as favourites to sign Abraham, with head coach Paul Clement knowing the Camberwell-born teenager from his time on the Chelsea coaching staff.

Abraham was part of the England squad that lost the European U21 Championship semi-final to Germany last month, and spent last season on loan in the Sky Bet Championship with Bristol City. "Hopefully I can do the same at Swansea", reads a statement attributed to Abraham on the Swansea City FC official website.

"I'm really excited. I enjoyed my time at Bristol City last season, playing regular first-team football and scoring goals".

'That was a major factor in me joining Swansea.

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The striker will hope if he can shine in the Premier League at Swansea he will be given the chance to stake his claim for a first team spot at Chelsea in the 2018/19 campaign.

Abraham, who earlier announced on Twitter that he had signed a five-year deal with his parent club, joins Swansea after the Welsh club beat fellow Premier League clubs Brighton and Newcastle to his signature.

Nat Chalobah is also a year away from the end of his deal and the club could be forced to sell him too, as discontent spreads amongst Blues fans about the loss of so many talented young players.

Abraham represented England alongside Swansea defender Alfie Mawson at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland and received a positive review from his worldwide team-mate.

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