Clubs Annoyed With Tammy Abraham's Move To Swansea City
I often find myself wondering if liking an opposition manager helps when two clubs are negotiating a transfer, admittedly only because the press conferences on Football Manager 2017 ask this all the bloody time. But that's essentially two clubs gripe with Tammy Abraham's move.
There's only so many players available to sign for each club in a transfer window. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, has only so many places he could go but players further down the food chain have a bit more choice.
If Ronaldo leaves Real this summer he's only really got PSG or Manchester United to go to. Image: PA
And when there's a battle on for the signing of someone obviously at least one club, and a lot of fans, are going to end up a little disappointed. And disappointment is definitely the feeling Newcastle and Brighton have.
The two newly promoted sides both tried to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on a season long loan but missed out to Swansea City and according to the Daily Mail the two clubs are upset at the transfer.
It's because they were apparently quoted a £1 million fee by the player's agent to sign him when Swansea apparently weren't and they believe they were never going to get him with Swans manager Paul Clement represented by the same agent as Abraham.
Abraham impressed last season on loan with Bristol City in the Championship. Image: PA
The clubs clearly don't feel like there was a level playing field in their pursuit of signing the England under 21 player on a temporary basis as it was the agent who demanded the signing on fee.
It's no wonder there's a clamour for the young Englishman with the 19 year old bagging 23 times in 41 Championship games for Bristol City last season and looking the real deal.
Abraham scored in England under 21s semi-final against Germany last month. Image: PA
Former Newcastle United player Mick Quinn recently criticised Abraham for not picking the 'bigger' team in Newcastle, instead picking the side who weren't in the Championship last season, funny that.
Rafa Benitez has been frustrated overall with his club's lack of transfer activity so far this summer.
In answer to Football Manager's question, apparently it helps having the same agent as the player...