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Tammy Abraham speaks out on his Roma future amid Arsenal transfer links


Ex-Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has thrived at Roma
Ex-Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has thrived at Roma (Pictures: BT Sport/Getty)

Tammy Abraham says he is ‘more than happy’ at Roma but has refused to rule out a return to the Premier League this summer by insisting: ‘You never know what the future holds.’

Abraham has thrived in Serie A since leaving boyhood club Chelsea in a deal worth £34m last summer.

The 24-year-old has scored 27 goals in all competitions, becoming the highest scoring English player in a single Serie A season.

Abraham helped Jose Mourinho’s Roma finish sixth in the Italian top-flight and qualify for the Europa League, while the club will become the first Europa Conference League champions if they beat Feyenoord in Wednesday’s final in Albania.

Abraham’s form saw him included in England’s squad for the upcoming Nations League games with Hungary, Germany and Italy, and has attracted interest from Premier League club Arsenal.

The England international was heavily linked with a move to north London before he joined Roma and Mikel Arteta has reportedly revived his interest in Abraham ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

Arsenal, who narrowly missed out on the Champions League, will sign a new striker this summer to bolster Arteta’s attacking options and replace former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Barcelona in January.

Arsenal have expressed interest in signing the Roma star
Arsenal have expressed interest in signing the Roma star (Picture: Getty)

Discussing his future at Roma, Abraham told BT Sport: ‘I would say I’m more than happy here.

‘Just the experience here, I had the experience of just the derby game. Derby games of course are big, but here they filled the roads weeks before the game. That’s all they were talking about.

‘We had another game before it, they [the fans] weren’t even talking about that game, they were saying, “We have to beat Lazio”. Just the rivalry, the atmosphere in the stadium, just everything is incredible.

‘So I’m happy here. You never know what the future holds, you can’t write the future, but as far as it is I’m satisfied.’

Abraham scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for Chelsea but was moved on shortly after Romelu Lukaku’s £97.5m return to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea included a £68m buy-back clause when they sold Abraham but Thomas Tuchel looks set to give struggling Belgium international Lukaku one more season to impress before potentially buying a new striker.

Meanwhile, speaking earlier this month, Mourinho confirmed he would not stand in Abraham’s way if he wanted to leave Roma.

Read more – Metro

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