Aston Villa transfer update on Tammy Abraham
AS Roma could look to sell striker Tammy Abraham this summer, with Aston Villa seemingly extremely keen on his services.
The Lowdown: Striker a priority
Villa continued their impressive form under Unai Emery with a 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday. Ollie Watkins didn’t get on the scoresheet, but Villa have now scored 35 goals in 27 top-flight games.
Emery is already planning for the summer ahead of his first full season in charge, with a new No.9 to partner Watkins at the top of Villa’s shopping list this summer, according to Ashley Preece.
A number of players have been linked with a move to the Midlands, including Abraham, and a further update has emerged on the Roma man.
The Latest: Transfer update
Sports Witness relayed an update from Calciomercato regarding Abraham in the last 48 hours. They said that the forward is slipping down the pecking order with Roma, who ‘could evaluate’ a sale so long as the price offered is above €40m.
This has come down from previous reports that stated that Roma would want around €75m, although €40m (£35.3m) would still be a club record at Villa Park, surpassing the current record deal for Emiliano Buendia.
The title of the report says that Abraham has been top of Emery’s wishlist for months, with the new price tag also more affordable for Villa chiefs.
The Verdict: One to watch
Abraham, hailed as ‘incredible’ by journalist Maxi Angelo, has enjoyed a relatively successful period in Italy, scoring 34 times in 90 appearances for his current employers. He has contributed to 13 goals during the current campaign, so could be a shrewd option to rival Watkins and Jhon Duran next season.
Jose Mourinho has also praised Abraham recently for being a team player along with his brief display against Juventus.
“For me there is only one Abraham that interests me and that’s what the team player does and who was on the bench in the last game and celebrated the goal in the Curva. It looked like he scored.
“I understand that he can score more goals, but the important thing is the contribution he makes to the team and the 15 minutes he played against Juve he did well.”
He has history of scoring goals for fun at Villa Park in the Championship, so a return could be a wise move by owners NSWE, and it looks as if it could be one to watch going off this latest update.