Tammy Abraham handed late call up to the England Squad for World Cup qualifiers
Abraham the latest Emperor in Rome
Tammy Abraham joined Roma from Chelsea in the summer for a reported fee of 36 million pounds, and has taken to life in Italy incredibly well.
The 24 year old Englishman has contributed to five goals (2 goals and three assists) in seven Serie A appearances for Jose Mourinho, while he has also found the net twice in two UEFA conference league fixtures, already showing more form than he could sustain at Chelsea.
He has also, astonishingly, hit the frame of the goal SIX times already for the Serie A side, suggesting his goalscoring record could yet improve further in Rome.
🐺 @TammyAbraham this season:
🏟 9 Games
⚽️ 4 Goals
🎯 2 Assists
🏴 Should he have been included in the latest @England squad? pic.twitter.com/dftps9zNpO
— SPORF (@Sporf) September 30, 2021
Abraham rewarded with England call up
As a reward for his good form, Abraham has become a late call up for Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.
Confirming your #ThreeLions squad for October! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/nY96EqnmpL
— England (@England) September 30, 2021
The Roma man was left off the initial list called up to take part, with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins chosen ahead of the 24-year-old.
However, as per the reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, Abraham has been added to the squad, despite no one having yet dropped out ahead of next Saturday’s encounters.
🚨 EXCL: Tammy Abraham called into England squad for World Cup qualifiers v Andorra + Hungary. 24yo rewarded for impressive form since joining Roma from Chelsea. Not replacing anyone. Last of 6 #ENG caps was in Nov 2020 @TheAthleticUK #WCQ2022 #ASRoma #CFC https://t.co/DyS9PaO2gh
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) October 4, 2021
The Englishman will be hoping to add to his six caps, in which time he has scored just a solitary goal. With Harry Kane almost a nailed on starter, however, Abraham may only be afforded opportunities from the bench.