Tammy Abraham has agreed to join AS Roma, bringing to an end a transfer saga involving interest from Arsenal that never developed into more.
The Athletic report that Tammy Abraham has agreed to join AS Roma in a deal that will eventually be worth €40m. He’ll hold his medical today after Roma general manager Tiago Pinto met with him, his father, and his agent this week, as well as speaking to Jose Mourinho.
Abraham wanted to join Arsenal, but despite their interest, the Gunners didn’t make an offer. Instead, the striker will join Roma, and Chelsea will retain an €80m buy-back option.
Sky Sport Italia also report that Abraham has agreed to join Roma, set to sign a five-year contract with his new club.
James McNicholas adds that Arsenal would have liked to bring in Abraham, but the inability to move on Alexandre Lacazette or Eddie Nketiah prevented them from doing so. The Chelsea forward was a definite target if they could have raised the funds.
Pinto’s trip to London proved decisive, with the latest round of talks leaving Abraham convinced of Roma’s project and his potential part to play in it, compared to his fringe role with Chelsea. Roma had an agreement with Chelsea already, and now they have Abraham’s assent.