Tammy Abraham to wait until after European U21 Championship to discuss future

13 June 2017 01:24

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has put talks over his future on hold until after Euro 2017.

The 19-year-old is currently in Poland with England Under-21s and preparing for Friday's opening Group A game against Sweden.

Newcastle and Brighton are reportedly keen to take him on loan after he scored 26 goals for Bristol City in a successful loan spell in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

But Abraham is willing to wait until after the European Championship to decide his next move.

"As far as I am aware, yeah," he said, when asked if his future was still open. " I haven't spoken with Chelsea yet. I am focusing on this tournament so the discussions will happen after.

"I'm not too sure (about his future). Hopefully it will be in the Premier League.

"After this season I need to take myself to the next level. That's the type of person I am, I always want to do better. I always want to do more. So going into the new season my aim will be to top this one."

Abraham watched parent club Chelsea win the Premier League last season but insisted he needed to concentrate on his own development before aiming to establish himself at Stamford Bridge.

He added: "For me it was more about focusing on myself and trying to build up myself. The players at Chelsea are established in the Premier League and this was my first season. I was trying to build myself up and make a name for myself."

England trained in Kielce for the first time since arriving on Monday with 300 local school children watching the open session on Tuesday morning.

They then travelled to the Homo Homini Memorial, which is an abstract representation of two towers pierced by a sharp object to honour the victims of 9/11.

Text on one tower commemorates terrorist attacks in Beslan, Moscow, Madrid, Bali, London, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Baghdad, Sri Lanka, and Sharm El Sheikh.

The players and boss Aidy Boothroyd laid candles as the mayor or Kielce, Wojciech Lubawski, laid a wreath during a brief ceremony.

Source: PA