English striker Tammy Abraham joins Jose Mourinho’s Roma in €40m deal

Tammy Abraham has officially joined the Serie A side AS Roma FC. Jose Mourinho, the new manager of Roma, wanted Tammy in his team to fulfil the role of number 9.

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Tammy Abraham who returned to Chelsea FC back in 2019 after his loan spell from Aston Villa, was given the number 9 jersey. He was very delighted to play at the striker’s position for his academy club. He also scored a hat-trick for Chelsea in the 2019/20 Premier League season against Wolves.

The 23-year old flew to Rome on Sunday to complete his medical and to sign the official contract with Roma. The former Chelsea striker has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A side (AS Roma FC). Tammy Abraham was officially announced as a Roma player on Tuesday by the club.

“You can sense when a club rants you – and Roma made their interest clear immediately. Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies,” Abraham said in the Romapress podcast.

Tammy, 23, joined Chelsea at the under-eight level. Mourinho closely saw him when he was the manager of Chelsea FC at that time. Mourinho always liked him and sees him as a proper number 9 player. This year he joined AS Roma because Jose wanted a striker as Edin Dzeko the former Roma striker left the club and joined the last year Serie A champions, Inter Milan just two days back. The club has also announced that Tammy Abraham will be given the number 9 shirt at Roma.

“It’s a massive honour to be the No. 9 at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team,” the English striker added.

Tammy Abraham said he is excited to play for the club and he just can’t wait to start a new phase of his career at Roma. As, AS Roma FC has officially announced the Tammy Abraham deal, he became AS Roma’s fourth signing of this season.

Premier League side Chelsea FC took over to thank the player.

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