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Tom Carroll reveals Tammy Abraham urged him to join Aston Villa

Tom Carroll has revealed that Tammy Abraham played his role in convincing him to join Aston Villa before the transfer deadline. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur graduate was a surprise signing for the west Midlands side and the move was finalised with just three minutes before the transfer deadline on Thursday.

Speaking on club’s YouTube channel thereafter, Carroll said that the deal was actually in the pipeline from the beginning of the month, though there was not much speculation regarding the same in the media. He added that Abraham also persuaded him to join the Villains after saying fond words about the promotion hopefuls.

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Dean Smith speaks about Tammy Abraham’s England chances

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has spoken about a possible recall for Tammy Abraham with the England national side after continuing his good run of form against Middlesbrough on the road. The Villains have been one of the in-form teams since the beginning of November and they continued the good run against Tony Pulis’ men over the weekend where they picked up a 3-0 win.

Following the game, Smith said that Abraham may only be plying his trade with the Under 21s at the moment but it may be long before he makes the jump into the senior squad with the current run of form, he told: “Tammy Abraham is playing for England U21s at the moment and is and around that. Whether he gets to go and play for the full team or gets a call up, who knows? All he can do is keep working hard and do what he is doing with us. “He has made people sit up and take note by scoring seven goals in four games.”