Chelsea player encouraged to join Barcelona or Manchester United

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is capable of playing for Barcelona or Manchester United, according to former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan.

The 23 year old striker has struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel but Jordan believes the England striker is good enough to play for a top side.

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Chelsea reportedly want £40million for Abraham and Jordan believes Chelsea will be able to secure the asking price because Abraham is good enough.

“I think he can play at the very highest level,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“But for reasons of style of play, I very much doubt it’s attitude because the feedback I get on this boy is that he’s a very good, decent young man, and if you look at his goalscoring record which is close to one in two, but I just don’t think he fits into the model that Chelsea have for the way they want to play currently.

“With the personnel they’ve got there, Thomas Tuchel is maximising the potential and setting them up in a certain way.

“Tammy Abraham going out of Chelsea, I think he’s got a couple of years left on his contract, that means the club can hold out for a value.

“Then you’ve got two considerations in there. You’ve got a Covid-19 landscape and what is value in this marketplace and where are people going to go? At £40 million does he represent a market price given the landscape of football finances?

“And where will he go to from the player’s aspiration side of things. If I was a chairman of a football club, a top six club which is where I think he’ll land, whether that’s in Europe or this particular league, I think £40m is probably a little bit toppy as a straight, nailed-on payment.

“I think if you get there you start buying at £25m, £30m and you get £10m worth of add-ons based on goals and performances which he’ll get, I think you’ll get to £40m.

“Whether it’s a club like Barcelona, because I can see him going somewhere like that, or a club in Italy, or one of the top six in this country. I think this boy can play in a Man United side.

“I think he’s a really good player, I’m surprised he’s not featuring, but I can also see the way Chelsea are setting up that he doesn’t and won’t give them what they want in that particular set-up.”

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