What Aston Villa’s £30m transfer decision means for Arsenal in £40m Tammy Abraham chase – Football.London

Aston Villa have completed the £30million signing of Danny Ings from Southampton and that could have huge implications on Arsenal’s transfer activity.

According to our sister title, Hampshire Live, Villa have paid £30m for Ings, who had entered the final 12 months of his contract at St. Mary’s.

It had been reported recently that Aston Villa were interested in signing Tammy Abraham, who is reportedly wanted by Arsenal this month.

Chelsea are willing to sell the 23-year-old striker if a £40m offer comes their way for the England international, who seemingly is not part of Thomas Tuchel ‘s plans for the upcoming campaign.

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Villa were thought to be keen on re-signing Abraham, who spent the 2018/19 season on loan at the Midlands-based club, but their latest activity looks like good news in the race to sign the England striker.

Tottenham have been loosely linked with Abraham, likewise West Ham United, but now it looks like a relatively clear path for Edu to go and get the Chelsea forward.

Former Arsenal defender NIgel Winterburn recently spoke about why the Abraham move to the Emirates Stadium makes perfect sense for all parties involved.

Speaking to GentingBet, Winterburn said: “Arsenal have been linked with Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.

“He certainly would fit the bill of recent Arsenal signings, young with a point to prove.

“People will question his consistency but what you want is for these young players to get a run in the team.

“Is he going to get a run in a team if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is playing well? Probably not unless Aubameyang can be switched to the left-hand side – although you then need to leave out either Nicolas Pepe or Bukayo Saka.

“With Abraham, there’s potential there and development for a young, young player.

“So, I think it’s an option that Arsenal, although with Alexandre Lacazette being linked with a move away, it could be just a name that has been thrown into a hat.”

Arsenal have already made three signings this summer, with Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White all joining the Gunners for a combined fee of around £75m.

But the north London club are not done in their transfer business quite yet, with a creative midfielder still on the board’s agenda before the window closes at the end of the month.

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