Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham is set to join AS Roma after deciding to leave his boyhood club in this summer transfer window.
The Englishman started his career brilliantly in the 2019-2020 season under former manager Frank Lampard, however, failed to continue his performance in the second half of the season. The first team appearances have completely dried up for the 23-year-old since the arrival of the new manager Thomas Tuchel in January.
Abraham landed in Rome on Sunday in order to finalize a move to AS Roma. The Giallorossi have agreed on a €40 million plus €5 million in bonuses for the signature of the young striker. The money will be paid in instalments over the next few years. The Blues have included a buy-back clause for around €80 million which can be triggered from the summer of 2023.
The forward will sign a contract until 2026 with a salary package of around €5 million a year. Apart from Roma, Atalanta and Arsenal were also interested in signing the 23-years-old, however, Chelsea’s priority was to sell their academy graduate to a foreign club.
Tammy Abraham closing in on a move to Roma:
Following the departure of Edin Dzeko, José Mourinho’s side were in the market for a new striker. However, it was a surprise to see that the Portuguese manager is signing a young and unproven forward.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager likes to sign experience and proven players to find success in short periods. However, this time he might be looking for a long term future with the Giallorossi.
Abraham has showcased his talent that he can score goals when he is given chance regularly. And in Serie A, he can develop his career by competing against top-class centre-backs. The forward is young and has ample time to flourish his career under the tutelage of legendary manager Mourinho.
Leading the line for Roma will be much easier for Abraham, given there is less pressure to produce week in week out, unlike at the Stamford Bridge. So, developing a career at the Stadio Olimpico will be easier for the 23-years-old. And it’s a great opportunity for the Englishman to showcase his talent in front of the world.
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