Italian Serie A side AS Roma have completed the signing of Tammy Abraham.
Abraham joins the club from Premier League side Chelsea, with whom he won the Uefa Champions League last season.
He has signed a five-year deal for a fee of €40 million.
The overall transfer agreement also includes a number of performance-related clauses, based on the achievements of both the player and the club. Chelsea will also retain the right to a percentage of any future transfer fee involving the striker.
Head coach Jose Mourinho personally instructed that the 23-year-old be given the number nine shirt.
“You can sense when a club really wants you and Roma made their interest clear immediately,” a happy Abraham explained after his unveiling.
“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again. I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be,” he added.
“It’s a massive honour to be the number nine at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team,” he concluded.
Having joined the Chelsea academy at U8 level, Abraham went on to progress all the way to the first team where he scored 30 goals in 82 games in all competitions for the Blues.
Abraham becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Rui Patricio, Eldor Shomurodov and Matias Vina.
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By FARPost Reporter