Simon Jordan claims Chelsea outcast Abraham could play for Man United or Barcelona

The former Crystal Palace chairman is predicting big things for the striker… just not at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham of Chelsea. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - Pool/Getty Images)

TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has made the bold claim that Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham could move to a side like Barcelona if he leaves the Blues this summer.

The England international has found opportunities extremely hard to come by since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the dugout, and has been limited to just three Premier League outings since the end of January.

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Reports have emerged in recent days suggesting that Chelsea could be willing to offload the forward for around £40 million this summer, and while Jordan jas questioned whether or not that kind of fee is justifiable, he has also suggested that Abraham can go on to bigger and better things.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “I think he can play at the very highest level, but for reasons of style of play – I very much doubt attitude because the feedback I get on this boy is that he’s a very decent young man – I just don’t think he fits into the model that Chelsea have.

"Tammy Abraham going out of Chelsea, I think he’s got a couple of years left on his contract which means that the club can hold out for a value, but then you’ve got two considerations in there.

"At £40 million, does he represent market value given the landscape of football finances, and where would he go to?

"If I was chairman of a top six club, which is where I think he would land, whether that’s in Europe or this particular league, I think £40 million is probably a little bit toppy as a nailed on payment.

"If you start buying him at £30 million, and you get £10 million with add-ons based on performances, then I think you get to Tammy landing – whether it’s a club like Barcelona, because I could see him going somewhere like that, or a club in Italy, or one of the top six in this country.

"I think this boy could play in a Manchester United side.

"I think he’s a really good player, and I’m surprised he isn’t featuring, but I can also see the way Chelsea are setting up that he won’t give them what they want.”