Return to England on the Cards for Abraham Following Manchester Interest

Arguably Roma’s most in-form player Tammy Abraham has won the hearts of the Giallorossi faithful in less than a season at the Stadio Olimpico. The Englishman has been in prolific form since joining from Chelsea at the start of the season, scoring 23 goals in 40 appearances already.

His performances have garnered the attention of top clubs from his homeland, including Manchester United, according to the print edition of the Italian outlet Corriere della Sera (via The Express). The Red Devils are keen on onboarding a pure in-the-box striker for the future who can replace veterans Cristiano Ronaldo and Edison Cavani. They are reportedly willing to shell upwards of €85m for the forward.

However, Roma’s valuation for one of their most prized assets is nothing short of the €100m mark. The 24-year-old has surprised everyone with his consistent displays, capturing the attention of not only Manchester United, but also the sky-blue half of the Manchester divide in City.

Chelsea have buy-back clause of €80 million set in the deal with Roma that will activate only in 2023, although Abraham has a contract valid in Rome until the summer of 2026. It should not be a problem for the Blues to activate the clause and get him back to his boyhood club for a discounted price, but much of that is subject to the current circumstances that has taken Stamford Bridge by storm.

The fact that Chelsea can re-buy him for much less the year after might tempt Roma to offload their performing star in the summer, especially with the financial implications due to pandemic-related losses that has marred the capital club.

However, contrasting reports from Tuttosport (via RomaPress) indicate that Roma will not consider ‘any’ offers for Abraham, at least in the near future.