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Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker joins Swansea on loan after signing new deal

04 July 2017

Tammy Abraham has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea to bump up his wages to £50,000 per week before his first Premier League start.

But Chelsea felt Swansea was the best destination for Abraham, who scored 23 goals for loan club Bristol City last season.

It is normal practice for Chelsea's talented young players to sign contract extensions before departing on season-long loans.

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The Blues announced both the new deal and the loan agreement for the 19-year-old, where he will join Swans boss and former Chelsea assistant Paul Clement.

Abraham's goal in a 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday F.C, his 16th in the league, ensuring he became the highest-scoring teenager in championship history.

Abraham represented England at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland, helping them reach the semi-finals before a penalty shoot-out defeat to eventual winners Germany.

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Swansea, who finished 15th in the Premier League last season, open their 2017-18 campaign at Southampton on August 12.

Chelsea want Abraham to complete at least two full seasons on loan before he is considered for a first-team squad place at Stamford Bridge.

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Tammy Abraham: Chelsea striker joins Swansea on loan after signing new deal