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Official: AS Roma sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea

Farewell, for now

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has today completed his transfer to AS Roma, where he will be managed by none other than José Mourinho.

The transfer is worth €40m with a reported €5m in additional unspecified add-ons with also a future sell-on percentage, which would make Abraham the club’s record signing. The 23-year-old Chelsea Academy graduate has signed a five-year contract and will wear the No. 9 shirt.

Chelsea do have a buy-back, reportedly set at €80m, which will become active in two years, in 2023.

Abraham had scored more goals than any other Chelsea player over the past two seasons, 30, but his minutes started dwindling in the last days of the Lampard Era before he completely fell out of favor under Tuchel. It’s not quite clear how or why that happened, and there may not be any weird or nefarious reasons for it. The buy-back makes it pretty clear that Chelsea continue to rate Tammy very highly. Should he find success in Italy, a return would certainly not be too surprising.

And we have little doubt that he will find success.

“Tammy will always be welcomed back at Stamford Bridge as one of our own. We have all enjoyed watching his progress through our Academy and into the first-team squad, and are grateful for his contribution to our successes at senior and youth level.

“His many goals in a Chelsea shirt and, of course, his part in our Champions League triumph last season will never be forgotten. I’m sure all Chelsea supporters will join me in wishing Tammy a long and successful career.”

-Marina Granovskaia; source: Chelsea FC

Abraham replaces Edin Džeko, who’s gone to Inter to replace Romelu Lukaku, who’s come home to Chelsea. Roma also signed Genoa’s Eldor Shomurodov recently, while Real Madrid’s Borja Mayoral will also provide competition in the second year of his two-year loan.

Good luck, Tammy!

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