tammy abraham rejects wolves loan to stay with aston villa

07:30    09 Jan 2019

Aston Villa's Tammy Abraham celebrates
On-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has rejected the chance to move up to the Premier League and will instead continue his tenure with EFL Championship club Aston Villa.

Wolverhampton Wanderers offered the 21-year-old the chance to move up to the elite division, where has played before, featuring for both Chelsea and Swansea City.

It is understood Wolves remain interested in the England forward and may yet try to resurrect the deal before the January transfer window closes.

In addition, Chelsea – as Abraham’s parent club – have the power to recall the player to their squad or accept a bid from another club, should they deem it in the best interest of the player.

However, as the situation stands, Abraham will remain at Villa for rest of the 2018/19 season.

The Birmingham club will be delighted with Abraham’s decision, as he has scored 16 goals in the Championship this term but was left out of Dean Smith's squad for Saturday's FA Cup defeat by second-tier rivals Swansea City.

Smith said prior to that game that Abraham, who has two England caps to his name and was once courted by the Nigerian national team, would be better served by completing the season at Villa Park.

"Unless they're a team in the top six, there's not many Premier League sides creating loads of chances," he told BBC WM.

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