Chelsea and Arsenal’s pursuit of AS Roma forward Tammy Abraham has been given a severe setback. Due to his outstanding debut season with Jose Mourinho’s side, the England international has piqued the interest of both Premier League giants.
The striker, on the other hand, has stated that he is contented in Rome and has pledged his future to the club.
Recall that due to a lack of consistent playing time, Abraham decided to quit Chelsea last summer.
During the 2020–21 season, he made 32 appearances and scored 12 goals in all competitions, but fell behind Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
In a £34 million transaction, he joined AS Roma. In total, the striker has 26 goals in 51 games so far at the Italian club.
Tammy Abraham has helped the club reach the Europa Conference League final and finish sixth in the league table, qualifying for the Europa League. Chelsea and Arsenal are rumored to be interested in Abraham.
On his part, Tammy Abraham has expressed gratitude to the Italian capital club for providing him with the chance to establish himself, and it is anticipated that he will remain at the Stadio Olimpico.
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“This is my favorite club. They’ve given me a chance to prove myself, and my heart is here”, Tammy Abraham said. “We’ll see what the future holds for gold, but my heart is in this place.”
After parting ways with Tammy Abraham last summer, Chelsea purchased Romelu Lukaku for a club-record amount of £97.5 million.
The Belgian has had a rough first season at Chelsea, scoring only 15 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions. As a result, the Blues may try to persuade Abraham to return to west London this summer.
Also, in January, Arsenal parted ways with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners were unable to find a replacement for the Gabonese international and are expected to place a high priority on acquiring a top striker during the summer transfer window.
Despite his success under Jose Mourinho and his fondness for Roma, Abraham could be tempted to return to the Premier League. Shortly, the 24-year-old will be eager to lead the line for one of England’s “top six” clubs.
Joining a club like Arsenal or Chelsea might help him break into Gareth Southgate’s England side for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The striker may choose to join Arsenal over Chelsea since he is more likely to start for the Gunners. Mikel Arteta’s team is severely lacking in attacking options, and they are bracing for the departures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah. The contracts of the two players are slated to expire at the end of the season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have a number of forwards in the form of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz.