English forward Tammy Abraham has moved to Italian side AS Roma after completing his move to the Rome-based side on Tuesday.
The Three Lions striker joined the club on a deal worth £30million for a period of 5 years and has already undergone a training session with the club.
He replaces Edin Dzeko who joined Inter Milan who sold Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea in a £98million pound deal.
Abraham spoke of his wish to win competitions just like he had done with Chelsea. He also was delighted to be handed the No 9 jersey.
“Roma is a club that deserves to be fighting for titles and trophies. I’ve had the experience of winning major trophies and I want to be in those competitions again – so I want to help this team to achieve that and get to the level where Roma should be. It’s a massive honour to be the No.9 at this club and I just can’t wait to get started and to help the team.” Abraham said.
The deal also includes a buy-back clause set at £68m for the player who had 80 appearances for Chelsea scoring 30 goals in all competitions.
However, the buy buy-back clause set at £68m can’t be triggered until he has played two seasons for the club side.
Tammy Abraham won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea last season and was also part of the Super Cup triumph against Villarreal last week.
He was not included in Gareth Southgate’s team that got to the final of Euro 2020 against Italy in July.
Roma finished seventh on the Serie A table last season and failed to get past Manchester United in the semi-final of the UEFA Europa League last season.
Paulo Fonseca who managed the team last season left for Jose Mourinho was hired during the summer.