Tammy Abraham join Swansea  on a season-long loan from Chelsea 

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge and joined Swansea City on a season-long loan deal.
The Welsh club beat fellow Premier League clubs Brighton and Newcastle to his signature.

Swansea announced the expected move on their official website, saying Abraham will link up with his new team-mates during the club’s tour of the United States later this month.

Abraham, 19, spent last season on loan at Bristol City where he scored 26 goals, 23 of them in the Sky Bet Championship.

He has just returned from international duty with the England Under-21s at Euro 2017 and becomes Swansea’s second summer signing following the arrival of Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder from Heerenveen.

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.

“I’m really excited,” Abraham told the official Swansea website.

“I enjoyed my time at Bristol City last season, playing regular first-team football and scoring goals. Hopefully I can do the same at Swansea.

“I watched Swansea a lot last season when they played Chelsea and on TV.

“I know it was a difficult season for them at times, but you could see that they always try and play nice football.”
Abraham said he had sought advice from Swansea defender Alfie Mawson, an England Under-21 team-mate in Poland, before committing himself to the club.

“Alfie is a great lad and told me a hell of a lot about Swansea,” Abraham said.

“He said it was a good club and a great place to get your head down, work hard and concentrate on your football. He said it would be a great move for my ongoing development.”

Swansea are also closing in on Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa, with the player set to undergo a medical on Wednesday.

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