New Blues deal for Abraham ahead of Swans loan

Chelsea have secured the services of Tammy Abraham for another five years, after the talented young striker penned a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

The 19-year-old is now committed to the Premier League champions until 2022, and will earn £50,000 per week.

Abraham was on loan at Bristol City last season when he bagged 23 goals in the Championship, which resulted in increased interest in his services.

The Blues will send the England U21 international out on loan once again this term, but to a top-flight club instead. He is set to spend the 2017/18 campaign for Paul Clement's Swansea.

"Realistically, to break into a first team like ours you need to have played 150 to 200 games at senior level," said Chelsea's head of youth development Neil Bath. 

"Even someone like Eden Hazard had done that in France before coming to Chelsea so the reality is our young players will need to experience the same, which is almost three full seasons out on loan."

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