Following a no-show in Chelsea’s opening match, taking no part in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, Tammy Abraham completes his permanent move to A.S. Roma.
On Tuesday, Tammy Abraham made it official when announcing himself as a Roma player, completing a deal reported to be £34m; the contract length is said to be five years long, keeping him at the Stadio Olimpico until 2026.
Chelsea have also included a bay-back clause that must be triggered by the summer of 2023 and is set at £68m – probably learning their lesson after the Romelu Lukaku deal cost them £97m to buy him back.
Tammy Abraham has joined Roma from Chelsea on a five-year contract for £34m. Chelsea have a £68m buyback option on their academy graduate, which can be triggered in the summer of 2023, while Abraham will wear the No 9 shirt at Roma. (Via: Sky Sports)
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 17, 2021
Best for all parties involved; Chelsea, Roma, and Tammy
A big step has been taken in Abraham’s career to leave the club he’s been at since youth level but it’s one that could prove fruitful. He joins AS Roma and Jose Mourinho, who is one of the world’s greatest managers that usually brings out the best in a target man.
Thomas Tuchel felt a certain way about him, hence the sale. But the club shares a different belief in the Englishman, therefore inserting on the buy-back clause. Mourinho and A.S. also benefit, buying a proven goalscorer for a low price of £34m while suffering from some financial complications.
Making the deal sweeter, the Blues don’t sell a striker who’s scored 26 goals in 89 Premier League matches to a London rival – Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta is also said to be fuming over the miss deal for the 23-year-old striker.
With Money collected now, expecting the Blues to make another one or two more buys before they are done with their business for the summer.
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