Video: Tammy Abraham arrives in Rome ahead of move to Italian side
Tammy to join Roma
As confirmed by various sources last night, Tammy Abraham is set to leave Chelsea to join Roma on a permanent deal worth 40 million euros.
Abraham > Roma deal details. 🏴
– Tammy will be in Rome today 1pm.
– Buy back clause for Chelsea: €80m valid from June 2023.
– AS Roma will sign him on permanent deal [NO loan].
– Price will be €40m plus add ons paid in installments.
– Salary €4/5m net per season until 2026. pic.twitter.com/33tG59QvTJ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 14, 2021
Abraham came onto the pitch as a substitute in Chelsea’s opening day victory over Crystal Palace, but left Stamford Bridge with a suitcase packed after the game, prompting speculation about his imminent departure.
Abraham’s case is packed. #CFC pic.twitter.com/UXdQ2cMj0Y
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) August 14, 2021
And the speculation proved to be well-founded, with the reports of Roma’s agreement coming to the fore later in the evening.
As per The Athletic, Arsenal were Abraham’s preferred destination, and while the Gunners harboured an interest in then-Chelsea forward, no bid was forthcoming.
Arsenal would have liked to sign Tammy Abraham but it appears the inability to move on Alexandre Lacazette (or indeed Eddie Nketiah) has proved an insurmountable obstacle. https://t.co/TL3VZfkowa
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) August 14, 2021
Video of his arrival circulates
This afternoon, Abraham touched down in Rome, to a raucous welcome. The Roma fanbase, who have just seen their main forward Edin Dzeko depart for Inter Milan on a free transfer, will surely be excited to see the 23 year-old in a burgundy shirt this season.
Welcome to Rome Tammy. @SkySport #Abraham 💪 ✈️ pic.twitter.com/SokgNNHKf9
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) August 15, 2021
Meanwhile, Abraham will link up with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who will have crossed paths when Abraham was part of the Chelsea academy.
It remains to be seen just how much of a success Abraham will prove in the Italian capital, but with Chelsea’s reported buy-back clause of 80 million euros active from 2023, they clearly feel that he could become world-class.
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