Tammy Abraham wants to return to Chelsea after successful time with Italian giants AS Roma. Tammy joined Roma last summer and has since impressed with the club. The striker came through the Chelsea academy to make his debut in the first-team. Tammy Abraham became a regular with the senior team after Frank Lampard took-over as the manager. However, Thomas Tuchel’s arrival saw Tammy’s game-time reduced and the 24-year-old left for Roma.
Tammy Abraham spent loan spells with Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa before finally making his debut for Chelsea. He scored an impressive 60 goals in 127 appearances across the loan-spells. Frank Lampard trusted Abraham to succeed with the Blues and handed him the responsibility of leading the attack in his time as the Chelsea boss. Abraham was carved out by Lampard under whom the striker scored 29 goals in 72 appearances. However, after the club bought Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech all in one window, Abraham saw the bench more than the pitch. As a result, the young talent left Stamford Bridge in the 2021 summer for AS Roma for a fee of €40 million.
Tammy Abraham has unfinished business at Chelsea
The England striker seems to be enjoying life under former Blues manager Jose Mourinho at AS Roma. Mourinho was appointed the Roma manager at the start of 2021/22 season and his very first demand was Tammy Abraham. Mourinho highly regarded Tammy and was rooting to work with the youngster. Jose Mourinho has a knack of working quality strikers and producing the best out of them. Didier Drogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane have all fired loads of goals under Mourinho. Mourinho has similarly helped Abraham who has scored 18 goals in 34 games so far.
But Tammy Abraham reportedly wants to play for Chelsea again despite loving it under Mourinho. Though he insisted it was necessary to leave Chelsea as 2022 is a World Cup year, both Tammy and Mourinho have admitted that the striker has found it difficult to adapt in Italy. Moreover, his return could be on cards as Chelsea inserted a buy-back option in his deal to Roma. The clause can only be triggered in the summer of 2023 with a fee of €80 million. As of now, Tammy is anticipating that Chelsea will trigger the buy-back clause in 2023. However, he still wishes to return to the club even if they refuse to trigger the €80 million buy-back option. Furthermore, looking at the club’s current situation, Tammy may well be needed in the future.
Abraham finally the answer to Blues’ striker crisis?
The curse on the number-9 of Chelsea is well known with Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain the recent ones to fail miserably in their time with the club. Morata scored 24 goals in 72 appearances whereas Higuain put in just 5 in 18. Tammy Abraham alone scored more for the Blues than Higuain and Morata combined. The academy boy scored 30 goals for Chelsea in his 82 games before joining Roma. Chelsea splashed a whopping €113 million on Romelu Lukaku last summer after he scored 64 goals in 94 games for Inter. However, Lukaku’s return has disappointed so far, with the striker scoring a mere 10 goals in 28 games. His signing has enraged the fans who questioned the club’s decision to let Tammy Abraham go despite decent figures and invest €113 million on Lukaku.
The Chelsea fans could now be excited since the rumors are doing rounds that Tammy Abraham wants a return. At 24, Tammy is approaching the peak of his career and is a proven scorer for the Blues. Moreover, Chelsea may have learnt their lesson after spending a massive €113 million on buying back Lukaku who left them in 2014. His signing has also proved to be a disaster so far and the club can avoid a same situation with Tammy Abraham. Given his soaring form, Tammy for €80million could prove to be an absolute bargain in 2023. Thomas Tuchel has many decisions to make in the coming summer, and Tammy Abraham’s should be one of them.