Tammy Abraham Is Leaving Chelsea To Join AS Roma

Striker Tammy Abraham is joining Roma after the team completed a £34 million transfer from Chelsea.

Abraham who was Chelsea’s joint top scorer last season was on the wish list of Roma’s manager Jose Mourinho and has signed a five-year deal with the club.

The deal of the 23-year-old includes a buy-back clause set at £68 million.

“You can sense when a club really wants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” said Abraham.

“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be.

“It’s a massive honour to be the number nine at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.”

The 6-5 striker joined Chelsea’s first team in 2016 but has spent time since on loans in Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa.

The reigning European champion signed a deal to bring back Romelu Lukaku which meant that it is time to go for Abraham.

Abraham has played in six international games for England so far. He made a total of 82 appearances for the London club scoring 30 goals.

This is a major move for Abraham who has been with Chelsea since he was seven years old.

The buy-back clause in Abraham’s contract cannot be activated before he spends at least two seasons in Rome.

Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia had great words for Abraham.

“Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own.”

“We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level.”