Bristol City manager Lee Johnson would love to sign Tammy Abraham on a permanent basis - but thinks it is a distant dream. The 18-year-old striker has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month after scoring seven times in the Championship since moving to the club on loan from Chelsea.
Abraham is considered to be one of the most exciting prospects at Stamford Bridge and has already enhanced his reputation at City. Johnson has admitted he would jump at the chance to make Abraham's move permanent, but would happily settle for another loan deal next season.
"If there was a 0.000000001 percent chance to sign Tammy permanently I'd be starting the whip round! We're also setting ourselves up for the next Tammy Abraham hopefully and that shouldn't be forgotten," Johnson said of the Chelsea youngster, according to The Mirror.
"Who knows what could happen. We could get Tammy for another season on loan or Chelsea could give him a new deal and make him captain! We've got Tammy for a year. He's got quality and hit the ground running. Let's enjoy him."
This comes shortly after Abraham admitted he was benefiting from the opportunity to play regular first-team football while on loan at City. The highly-rated Chelsea striker said he was gaining more playing in the Championship than would otherwise have been the case.
"Playing against players older and stronger, I have to adapt my game, knowing when to go, when to hold my run and following up loose balls," the Chelsea youngster told The Times. "It's more physical here. I have to use my brains."