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Rudkin could find Leicester’s ideal Vardy successor with “exciting” £36m-rated hotshot – opinion

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Tammy Abraham in a blue uniform holding a football ball: Chelsea's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their first goal v Luton Town in FA Cup - Fourth Round


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Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their first goal v Luton Town in FA Cup – Fourth Round

Leicester City have been linked with a surprise move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Foxes are interested in the England forward and could potentially make a move should Chelsea be interested in selling in the near future.

He could actually be Brendan Rodgers and Jon Rudkin’s perfect solution to the Jamie Vardy conundrum.

Despite having scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, the forward has shown signs of slowing down. He has scored just once in the entirety of 2021 and at the age of 34, thoughts of replacing him could already be on the minds of the hierarchy at the King Power Stadium.

That is where Abraham comes in.

The Chelsea man has already displayed his eye for goal in the Premier League having netted 15 times last season under Frank Lampard, whilst he has also managed to find the back of the net on 12 occasions in all competitions this time around.

At just the age of 23, Abraham, who was once hailed as “exciting” by record Premier League goalscorer Alan Shearer, there is certainly potential to improve those numbers even more.

Whilst it could be argued that any deal for the Chelsea man would be unnecessarily costly with the six-time England international being rated at £36m and still having two years left to run on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, it could actually be easier getting him to move to the East-Midlands than first thought.

Since Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea, Abraham has been restricted to the sidelines in favour of the likes of Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner. He was also left out of the Blues’ squad to face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.

Should he express a desire for first-team football and indeed to leave Chelsea, then Leicester could well profit by making a move.

The Foxes then should certainly be pursuing a switch for Abraham this summer.

AND in more news, take a look at how we rated the Leicester players in the FA Cup semi-final win against Southampton…

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