Tammy Abraham ‘plays at the same level as Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema’ and would be snapped up by the Premier League’s biggest clubs in a ‘heartbeat’, according to Trevor Sinclair and Simon Jordan.
The Chelsea striker’s future has come into doubt due to the Blues’ reported interest in Borussia Dortmund goal machine Erling Haaland.
Abraham, who has two years left on his contract, is believed to be unwilling to discuss signing a new deal while Chelsea’s links with Haaland continue.
Sinclair believes Abraham is ‘undervalued’ with the England international scoring 30 goals in 80 appearances for the Blues – and he’s adamant Man City, Manchester United, Arsenal and other Premier League clubs would sign him if he was available.
The former Man City and England winger told talkSPORT: “I’m a huge fan of his. He’s a threat and he’s good with his pace in behind.
“His link-up play is excellent and he’s obviously a huge guy. He gets his goals.
“If you look at some of the top sides in the Premier League, so many of them take him.
“For me, Manchester City take him, Manchester United would need him, Arsenal would take him, Leicester City and West Ham would take him.
“He’s so undervalued and that has come about because he was nurtured at the football club, and it happens a lot.
“That’s what happens with players who you bring through your ranks and develop in the academy, you undervalue them.
“Those teams I just mentioned, they would have him in a heartbeat.”
Abraham, 23, has found life tough under new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
He has scored just once in five matches and was left out of the matchday squad for Chelsea’s goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
Sinclair insists Chelsea would be ‘naïve’ to let Abraham leave.
He added: “Him and [Man City striker Gabriel] Jesus are at that age and the exact same level where they’re about to explode.
“If Chelsea are naïve enough to let him go, which I don’t think Thomas Tuchel will, he understands the talent he’s got on his hands.
“At this present moment in time, he’s just not got a place for him. But if he was made available, there would be a queue [of clubs] – and that’s just in England.
“There is Celtic, who could possibly lose [Odsonne] Edouard, Germany and some of the big clubs over there. He would be a very, very in-demand player.”
Abraham has another big fan in talkSPORT host Simon Jordan, who reckons he is on the same level as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
He said: “As a footballer and a talent, he’s a top six player.
“I don’t think he just qualifies to be Chelsea’s opportunity, the boy has got two years left on his contract.
“Chelsea are going to be into challenging territory soon because Tammy Abraham is for the future and you have to manage your future properly.
“If you don’t then the boy will pretty soon be into the last year of his contract and sitting there waiting for the opportunity to manifest his next move with no transfer fee with everything going his way.
“I don’t think he just necessarily sits inside the English Premier League.
“You’ve got people like Benzema and Lewandowski who are coming to the end of their contracts – he plays at that level, he’s that good.
“I could see him playing in Madrid and places of that nature.”