Tammy Abraham: Roma signal Chelsea striker for £ 34m on five-year deal

Tammy Abraham won the Champions League with Chelsea last season

Striker Tammy Abraham has moved from Chelsea to Italian club Roma for € 40m (£ 34m).

Abraham, Chelsea’s joint top scorer last season, is joining the Serie A club managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on a five-year deal.

The deal for the 23-year-old England international is believed to include a £ 68m buyback clause.

“You can feel when a club really wants you – and the Roma immediately made their interest clear,” said Abraham.

“Roma are a club that deserves to fight for titles and trophies. I have had the experience of winning big trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be.

“It’s a great honor to be number nine at this club and I can’t wait to get started and help the team.”

Abraham, on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa, flew to Italy for a medical exam on Sunday after the Roma signed a deal with European champions Chelsea over the weekend.

The Premier League club signed their former striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for £ 97.5million on Thursday.

Inter Milan replaced Lukaku with the signing of Roma’s former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Abraham, who has won six caps for England, scored 30 goals in 82 games for Chelsea after joining them at the age of seven.

The buyback clause cannot be triggered until the Chelsea Academy graduate has completed two seasons with Roma.

Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia said: “Tammy is always welcomed as one of ours at Stamford Bridge.

“We all enjoyed watching his rise through our academy and into the first team squad and are grateful for his contribution to our successes in the senior and youth sector.”

Roma general manager Tiago Pinto said: “While Tammy is very young and has tremendous potential to improve, Tammy has played more than 200 games and scored over 100 goals – and won a number of important trophies”. also.

“The decision to leave the Premier League and the club he grew up in shows very clearly how much he believes in this opportunity to develop his own game and show what he can do with Roma.”

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