Tammy Abraham is officially a Roma player. The talented goal scorer arrived from Chelsea and signed a contract until 2026, and the Blues will receive compensation of 40,000,000 euros, plus a potential 5,000,000 euros based on bonuses.
The young goal scorer, who has six appearances for the senior national team of England, will collect between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 euros a year. The Blues have included a return clause of 80,000,000 euros in the contract, which they can activate only from the summer of 2023.
If he manages to achieve the bonus, the Englishman with Nigerian roots will become the Roma record holder, but at this moment he is officially the second most expensive reinforcement in the history of Roma, right behind Patrik Schick, who was paid 42,000,000 euros to Sampdoria three years ago.
Unfortunately, the Czech in Rome failed to justify the role of a large investment. Officially, Abraham is more expensive than the aces who left a huge mark in the Eternal City, such as Gabriel Batistuta (from Fiorentina for 36,150,000 euros, according to today's calculation), Antonio Cassano (from Bari for 31,000,000), and Vincenzo Montella (25,820).
.000 euros). However, Chelsea will have to wait fairly to get all the money. Roma will pay the amount in installments spread over the duration of the player's contract. "You can feel when the club really wants you, and Roma immediately showed great interest.
Roma is a club that deserves to fight for titles and trophies." "I had the experience of winning big trophies and I want to be in that opportunity again. I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level I need to be at.
It’s a great honor to wear number nine at this club and I can’t wait to get started, ”Abraham said.
In the end, Abraham chose Roma, despite the interests of Arsenal, because he received verbal guarantees from Jose Mourinho that he would have the most important role in the team.
It remains to be seen whether the young striker is aware of the pressure he will face in the Roma jersey, considering that it was difficult for much bigger names and more experienced players. He, like every previous striker, will be expected to score the goals just like his famous predecessors did, and he has not done that in his career yet.
He was most efficient in the 2019/2020 season. when he scored 15 goals in 34 appearances in the Premier League. Roma's fans always expect victories and great results, no matter how weak the team at its disposal was. Mourinho's Roma may be a pleasant surprise next season, but at the moment there is objectively no quality for the first four places, but they will no doubt try to chase their place in the elite competition.