Abraham ‘could be ready in a year’ – Nevin

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Teenage striker Tammy Abraham has all the quality necessary to make it as a Chelsea player, according to Blues legend Pat Nevin.

The 19-year-old recently joined Swansea on a season-long loan, having just signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea.

Abraham has already scored twice in his first four games for the Welsh side, where he has linked up with former Chelsea coach Paul Clement.

Nevin told West London Sport: “The ace in the pack could be Tammy Abraham.

“As good as many of the players who have come through are, I think he could be the one that makes it at Chelsea. Tammy could be ready in a year.”

Last season Abraham netted 26 goals in 48 games while on loan with Championship side Bristol City.

He was also a part of the England Under-21 squad that reached the semi-finals of the European Championship, scoring once in four games.

Nevin was a crowd favourite at the Bridge in the 1980s

Nevin, who played for the Blues for five years from 1983, is convinced Abraham has talent in abundance.

“I have seen him playing youth football him since he was 14 and he has everything he needs,” Nevin added.

“He is a technical player, has pace, awareness and a great attitude. But he has one other thing; he knows how to score a goal.

“It was incredible the amount of tap-ins he scored last season. He has a knack of prodding the ball in and doing it regularly and that is priceless.”