Chelsea head-coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed that English forward Tammy Abraham’s decision to seek a loan exit from Stamford Bridge the club came extremely late in this summers transfer window.
The Chelsea starlet was courted by a number of the team throughout the summer, however, opted to seal a season-long loan switch to championship club Aston Villa in the closing stages of the transfer window in the EFL teams.
Abraham spent the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Championship club Bristol City before getting a regular taste of Premier League action with Swansea City.
Sarri, as quoted by West London Sport, was led to believe that English forward had no intentions of leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer initially. but, Chelsea head-coach has revealed that, two days before the window closed Abraham changed his mind and decided to leave the club.
Cardiff City were keen to take Abraham on a season-long loan deal but the Blues rebuffed their efforts early on in the summer.
This left Cardiff head-coach Neil Warnock angered, given the Blues decision to send the England Under-21 international.
Former Napoli boss, however, knocked back Warnock’s claims that the Blues showed a lack of class in their dealings.
“Tammy, until two days to the end of the market, wanted to stay. In the last days, there was an offer from Aston Villa and Tammy sadly decided to go there so I don’t know what to say about it.”