English-bred Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham’s value has shot up following his stunning loan spell with Bristol City, AOIFootball.com has gathered.
According to the Daily Star, Bristol boss, Lee Johnson, believes the Chelsea striker is set for a huge future in the game.
Abraham has enjoyed a prolific stint on loan at the Championship side, scoring 25 goals in 45 appearances.
The 19-year-old has been one of the main success stories of Chelsea’s much-publicised loan system this season and is expected to be included in the Blues’ first team plans next season.
Johnson has hailed Abraham following his exploits this season and believes his potential price-tag has now skyrocketed.
He said: “He’s been a fantastic signing for us. We appreciate it from Chelsea, but we’ve done well for Tammy and Chelsea.
“The market value has shot up on him, if they ever want to sell him, but also we’ve helped develop him. That only comes from Tammy being such a good lad and working as hard as he has. This will be an unbelievable learning curve for him.”
Abraham opened the scoring for Bristol City in their 1-1 draw away to Blackburn on Monday.
The Robins are currently 18th in the Championship table and host Barnsley on Saturday.
Nigeria is also keeping an eye on the growth of the young lad as NFF President Amaju Pinnick sees Tammy as a son as he grew up under him, having being childhood friends with Tammy’s father.
Pinnick believes Tammy will choose Nigeria over the Three Lions of England when the time comes. There’s been a recent development regarding English-bred Nigerian players who have indicated interest to play for the Super Eagles and that has excited football buffs in the most populous black nation.
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