Football: Swansea snap up Tammy Abraham on season-long loan from Chelsea

Swansea will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season's relegation dogfight with the help of on-loan starlet Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.
Swansea will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season's relegation dogfight with the help of on-loan starlet Tammy Abraham from Chelsea.PHOTO: REUTERS

ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has joined Swansea City on a season-long loan deal, the Welsh club said on Tuesday.

Abraham, who also signed a new five-year contract with his parent club, scored 26 goals in 48 games on loan at English Championship side Bristol City last season.

He also scored once in four games as England's under-21 side reached the semi-finals of the European Championship last month.

The 19-year-old will join Swansea boss Paul Clement, who worked as a coach at Chelsea between 2007 and 2011.

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