This summer transfer window was exciting, to say the least, with Messi becoming a free agent, Mbappé contemplating a move away from PSG, and Man City paying an absolute record amount for this year – £100 million – for 25-year-old winger Jack Grealish. Most clubs in Europe were looking for rising stars with a lot of talent and moderate price tags. After the pandemic-ridden 2020, it doesn’t take a Vwin88 oddsmaker to predict this much.
In some cases, clubs second-guessed their decisions. This was the case of Arsenal – the Gunners were heavily linked with Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, especially after the Blues signed Belgian football star Romelu Lukaku. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was even quoted saying that he “admires” the 25-year-old, and the club was pushing hard to bring him to Emirates this summer.
According to some reports, in turn, the Gunners failed to “firm up their interest” in the talented youngster, so – although he did want to join Arsenal this summer – he decided to go another way. The player signed with Serie A club Roma last week – and he already showed the Gunners what they missed out on.
Who is Tammy Abraham
Abraham joined Chelsea at the age of seven and stayed with the club across his youth years. Since 2014, he has played with England’s youth sides, and since 2017, he even joined the seniors – he was capped six times, playing in England’s EURO 2020 qualifiers.
He joined Chelsea’s first team in 2016 but he didn’t have too many chances to shine. He spent his first three seasons on loan in Bristol, Swansea, and Birmingham, proving his worth as a prolific goalscorer. He returned to Chelsea in 2019 – and soon scored his first hat-trick, in a match against the Wolves. This year, he also scored a hat-trick for Chelsea, becoming the first member of the team to do so since Frank Lampard in 2007.
Abraham joined Roma on August 18, signing a five-year contract. The Italian team paid £34 million to have him – but Chelsea retained the right to buy him back for £68 million in 2023.
Abraham shows Arsenal what they missed
Abraham played his first game with Roma this week – and his performance was highly appreciated by the fans. In his first match, against Fiorentina, he came on as a second-half substitute and made his presence felt with two assists – Roma won the match 3-1.
The performance of the former Chelsea striker was so impressive for Roma’s fans that they gave him a standing ovation.
On the other hand, the Gunners received a beating in their first match against Chelsea this season. The addition of Lukaku to the Blues’ gave the team wings – they ploughed through Arsenal like a steam roller. Lukaku himself has proven his worth right from the start, scoring the opening goal of the match and earning the “Man of the Match” at the end.