Tammy Abraham has posted an emotional farewell to Chelsea on social media after his transfer to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma was confirmed
Abraham is a talent that was all set to become the leading striker for the club until Thomas Tuchel came in, and he struggled to make any sort of impact on the German boss, despite netting 12 times last season.
And with the arrival of Romelu Lukaku this transfer window, it meant that the Englishman was not going to get the kind of game time that he would have hoped this season, and a move away from the Bridge was on the cards.
And after weeks of rumours, speculation and doubts, Roma finally agreed a £34 million deal with the Premier League giants that allows Abraham to head to Italian football for the next five-years.
And after completing that move to Roma, Abraham has opened up and sent a message to everyone associated with the club: “It’s time to say goodbye to a club that means so much to me and my family,” Abraham said. “From playing at the academy as a young kid from Peckham to winning the Champions League all those years later.
“I want to say thank you to my teammates, the Academy, all of the staff and of course, the Chelsea fans who have always supported me. Wouldn’t be who I am today without you guys.
“Bring more trophies home boys! Love you all, TA9 out.”
We have said it before and we will say it again, Abraham leaving the club on a permanent basis is a massive decision from the player to make. But he needed to get away as he cannot keep sitting on the bench every week
It will be interesting to see how he takes to Italian football, but this could make his career