TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has made a claim involving Manchester United and a potential pursuit of AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham.
The lowdown: A star is reborn
Signed by the Serie A outfit for £34m in 2021 as he linked up with ex-United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (BBC), the 24-year-old has been nothing short of a revelation in Italy.
The latest: United have ‘looked at’ Abraham
The talkSPORT man said: “It wouldn’t surprise me if they were sounding out Tammy Abraham again. I know they’ve looked at him in the past and he’s done well in Italy, but Mourinho is the problem.
“We spoke to him on our Boot Room programme a few weeks ago and seems quite settled in Italy, so whether they could tempt him, I don’t know.”
The verdict: Worth the risk?
Previously mooted as only being available should an eye-watering €80m (£67m) asking price be met, signing Abraham for such a lofty figure would certainly represent a gamble from the new-look Old Trafford recruitment setup.
After leaving the Premier League with 26 goals in 89 appearances, the 24-year-old – who was previously hailed as ‘lethal’ by former England marksman Gary Lineker – scored 26 times in 52 appearances across all competitions last season.
The 6 foot 3 Englishman – who may be suited to Ten Hag’s style based on the success of Sebastian Haller at Ajax last term – earned a superb 7.06 Sofascore rating whilst winning 5.2 duels, making one key pass and attempting 2.6 shots per league game.
That return to top form, combined with the homegown factor and his ideal age, would make Abraham a worthwhile addition to the Manchester United ranks, particularly as Ten Hag possible looks towards finding a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.
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