Dean Smith provides update on the future of key Aston Villa player

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Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has said that he expects Tammy Abraham to return to training on Monday according to The Express and Star Journalist Matt Maher despite the striker being linked with a move to Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Abraham has been a star for Smith’s promotion chasing side this season and has so far managed to score 16 Championship goals from 20 appearances.

It will be a huge blow for Smith’s side if they end up losing the services of the player who is with them on loan from Chelsea. They played without the services of the 21-year-old during their FA Cup game on Saturday against fellow second-tier side Swansea City and ended up falling to a 3-0 defeat.

In the absence of Abraham, Scott Hogan started up front and Jonathan Kodjia ended up coming on to bolster the frontline but both could not find the back of the net against the Swans who are currently in 12th position on the Championship standings.

The game more or less proved how important Abraham is to the current Villa squad.

It is easy to see the player being tempted to move to a Premier League club at this point in time. He is more or less an already proven player at Championship level.

Abraham will now be at a stage of his career where he will be feeling that the time is right for him to play at the highest level on a regular basis.

Speaking after the game against Swansea, Smith commented on Abraham’s future by insisting that he will be at training on Monday.

The Villa boss said: 

"I haven’t heard anything. I believe Tammy was here today. I believe he will be in training on Monday."

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