Dean Ashton makes statement which will not leave Aston Villa fans happy

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Football pundit Dean Ashton has suggested that if striker Tammy Abraham is an ambitious player, he will leave Aston Villa this month.

The 21-year-old Abraham has been phenomenal for Villa so far this season as he has so far scored 16 goals from 20 Championship appearances which included a brace during their New Years Day 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers.

Abraham is already a proven player at Championship level-he previously scored 26 goals from 48 appearances in all competitions for Bristol City during the 2016-17 season.

However, the youngster is unproven at top-flight level. He did have a season long stint with Swansea in the Premier League last season but failed to make a big impact as he went on to score just eight goals from 39 appearances from all competitions.

Despite his failures from last season, the youngster definitely deserves another go at the top-flight. He has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League high-flyers Wolves this month if he manages to engineer a move back to Chelsea.

It appears that the Blues do not have any interest in integrating Abraham into their first-team just as yet. Villa must go whatever they can to keep Abraham at their club this month. If he moves, their hopes of securing promotion for next season will take a major dent.

Discussing the situation of Abraham, Ashton said as quoted by The Birmingham Mail:

"He might really enjoy being at Aston Villa like I did at Crewe.

"But if you want to be at the top level and you’ve got ambition, then I’m afraid he will want to do well at Aston Villa and then move to test himself in the Premier League again.

"He will feel like he didn’t do himself justice at Swansea (last season)."

1 comments:

Unknown said...

Really Dean? He's 21 and playing well at this level, why can he not help Villa to the premier league and take it from there? He showed ambition last season going to Swansea and it only set him back a further year!! Some pundits just spout shit without thinking any deeper than 'premier league, premier league, premier league' I recently read James Maddison at Leicester stating he advises young players to play games, no matter what level, learn the ropes and become great through 'consistency' like he did, he is right, so many young players get 'premier league' in their ear, go running and fail as it's too soon, then they disappear down the leagues, Maddison cut his teeth in the lower leagues and moved to Leicester as player with hundreds of 1st team games experience and is a real revelation. Ashton's advice could be dangerous for Tammy, he goes to Wolves, struggles to hit the ground running and next thing 'bench' back to Chelsea no further forward and loaned out to another Championship side for another stint before the vicious circle starts over