Chelsea have buy back clause for Tammy Abraham
Chelsea have a special agreement with Roma to sign former striker Tammy Abraham if they meet a pre-agreed price, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Abraham return mooted
The Englishman enjoyed five years at Stamford Bridge between 2016 and 2021, scoring 30 goals in 82 appearances, as well as registering 12 assists.
Abraham eventually left in order to enjoy more regular playing time, however, joining Serie A giants Roma and bagging 17 league goals in his first season there.
It could be that he leaves the club this summer, however, with his form and minutes dropping off slightly from the previous term, and he has been linked with a reunion with Chelsea.
The Latest: Romano confirms buyback agreement
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Romano confirmed an €80m (£70m) clause in Abraham’s Roma contract that exists only for Chelsea:
“Chelsea have €80m buy back clause for Tammy Abraham valid in summer.”
The Verdict: Is he good enough?
There is no denying Abraham’s pedigree as a striker – Gary Lineker once called him ‘classy’ – considering he has represented Chelsea and Roma, as well as scoring three goals in 11 caps for England.
Whether or not he is at the level required for the Blues this summer is up for debate, however, with the club needing to bring in a genuinely elite attacker to lead the line.
Abraham isn’t that, despite his aforementioned goalscoring prowess, with Napoli star Victor Osimhen on another level, having netted 19 times in 20 league starts this season, not to mention being linked with Chelsea also.
If the former Blues man is happy to come in as a backup option then that would work, but it is highly unlikely that he will be content with that, given the stage of his career he is at.