Why Tammy Abraham chose to turn down Barcelona’s contact in the final arc and opted to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma team.
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has turned down the chance to join Barcelona after holding talks with Roma boss Jose Mourinho and the club’s general manager Thiago Pinto.
Abraham who has scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for Chelsea football team. Decided to move to Roma for a fee of 34 million pounds. The England international has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of seven. But was frozen by Thomas Tuchel last season. Chelsea have also just reached a club record deal for new forward Romelu Lukaku.
Several clubs have shown interest in signing Abraham. Including Premier League rivals Arsenal. But now he is close to joining Roma in Italy. Sky Sports reports that Barcelona are trying to get Abraham’s signature ahead of Roma this week. Manager Ronald Koeman even called the 23-year-old to try and convince him to join the Spanish giants.
But Abraham is claimed to have spoken to Roma boss Mourinho. Who persuaded and persuaded him to join the club in meetings with general manager Pinto. Abraham’s impending move to Roma is believed to have included a buy-back clause set at £68m. But that will not apply until he spends two seasons there.
Abraham is now back in London. After traveling to Italy last weekend for a physical examination with his new club. He is now waiting for the visa to be fixed as a non-EU citizen. And once this was concluded. He would begin his football career in Italy. The former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand told Five about the move this time.
“Big transfer Big expectations because those fans are expecting a lot. Big things were expected at that club. He is someone who needs that kind of praise and pressure. But at every level he plays he can score goals.”