LONDON, England – Swansea City will sign Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan from Chelsea this week after beating Newcastle in the race to land the striker.
The paperwork is not yet finalised, but Swansea are confident there will be no hitches in recruiting a forward who scored 23 goals on loan at Bristol City last season.
The 19-year-old, currently with the England Under 21 side at the European Championship, is familiar to Paul Clement owing to the Swansea manager’s time coaching youth and senior teams at Stamford Bridge.
His arrival will tick one of two boxes for the Welsh club this summer, with Clement prioritising a striker and central midfielder.
As Abraham arrives, Swansea £15million record signing Borja Baston has been told he can leave on loan after a disappointing first season at the Liberty Stadium, while Bafetimbi Gomis is set to join Turkish club Galatasaray.
The striker has had a turbulent time and was sent on loan to Marseille last season. He was excellent in France and Marseille were initially keen on a permanent deal but he will head to Galatasaray soon. Swansea are believed to be looking for a fee in the region of £3m.