Tammy Abraham joins AS Roma
Written by darling on August 17, 2021
Tammy Abraham has completed his move to Serie A side AS Roma for a fee of £34m and will now work with former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho.
Abraham was not able to hold down a starting position after Chelsea parted ways with Frank Lampard who had faith in the striker.
He joined Chelsea academy at Under-8 level, rose through the ranks and got his senior debut in 2016. During his time with the club, he went on loan spells to other English clubs, including Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa where he did enough to convince Lampard to hand him the number one marksman job for the club.
Excluding penalties, Abraham was the Blues’ highest scorer in all competitions for the second season running in 2020/21, and no-one netted more times in the Premier League from open play for the club. The majority of those goals came in the first half of the campaign, before a troublesome injury and increased competition for places reduced his opportunities.
A statement on AS Roma’s website confirming Abraham joining the club reads, “Abraham, 23, joins the club from Premier League side Chelsea – with whom he won the Champions League earlier this year – for a fee of €40 million.