Arsenal loses the race for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham to AS Roma

Tammy Abraham finally leaves Chelsea after weeks of rumors that he could end up at Arsenal or Roma. The striker is now in Italy to complete his medical to finalize the move.

Well, Roma have won the race and have signed the talented English striker on a permanent deal of €40m. Abraham was not going to have many chances at Stamford Bridge after Lukaku’s arrival and leaving was probably the best option.

The deal has a buy-back clause for Chelsea of €80m that would be valid until June 2023. This buy-back clause can be very important since Abraham can develop a lot in two years and maybe form a deadly duo with Lukaku if the Belgian is still at Stamford Bridge and the Blues decide to take back their academy product.

Arsenal who was very interested in Abraham lost the race to Roma and also looks likely they will lose the battle for Lautaro Martinez to North London rivals Tottenham.

This is terrible news for the Gunners; they lost against the newly-promoted Brentford 2-0 and did not look very good at all – extremely imprecise and rather weak in the final third on the attacking end.

Now, Arteta needs to find another striker who he can sign to help the Gunners be more efficient in front of goal. Both of Arsenal’s main strikers missed the game this weekend and it was Folarin Balogun who had to lead the line and struggled in doing so.

Tammy Abraham comes in a perfect moment for Roma; they just sold their striker Edin Dzeko to Inter and they needed to bring a big name in to improve their squad.

The Italian side is not playing any European competitions this season since they were the 7th-placed team in Serie A last year and were one place short of the Europa League.

Tammy Abraham would have the responsibility of helping his team get back to European competitions since they are one of the biggest clubs in Italy and they should be playing in European competitions each year.

How does this move help Abraham?

Tammy Abraham needs to have some amazing years at Roma to prove his value. Injuries cut Abraham’s last season short: he only played 22 games, starting only 12, and scored 6 goals.

In the 2019-2020 season, he had a very solid year with 34 games played, 25 starts, and 15 goals. The English striker needs to match his numbers from the 2019-2020 season to prove he is capable of being a top team’s main striker.

I Giallorossi is a team that can help Tammy Abraham to develop. They are a very talented squad with players like Pedro, Nicolo Zaniolo, Leonardo Spinazzola and Lorenzo Pellegrini, who can help the talented number 9 find his best scoring form this season.

With Jose Mourinho the boss at Stadio Olimpico, Abraham has a manager who has unleashed some of the best strikers the game has come to see. Jose will be hoping he can repeat this trade of his with the young Englishman, who is looking to make his mark on the game.

Abraham faces a new challenge: his first time outside of England and if he wants to come back to the EPL he would need to have two great years in order for Chelsea to activate the buy-back clause in 2023.