Chelsea shocking buy-back clause in Tammy Abraham

Published:17 August 2021

Manchester City

Tammy Abraham's contract has an €80 million buy-back provision, which Chelsea has decided to include. Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reunites with the youthful attacker at AS Roma in Serie A.

AS Roma and Chelsea have agreed on a €40 million cost with add-ons to sign Tammy Abraham. The Serie A club defeated Arsenal and West Ham to sign the Chelsea forward.

Chelsea's inclusion of such a significant buy-back clause, on the other hand, is intriguing. The Blues certainly admired Tammy Abraham's ability to score a variety of goals in Serie A.

Since Thomas Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge, Tammy Abraham has slid down the pecking order. On the other hand, Abraham would have remained a squad player in his prime years if Romelu Lukaku had not been signed from Inter Milan.

Tammy Abraham, who joined Inter Milan to replace Lukaku, has been chosen by AS Roma to replace Edin Dzeko. Roma has agreed to a five-year contract with the Chelsea youth product, which will run through the summer of 2026.

Tammy Abraham isn't the only Chelsea forward poised to leave before the summer transfer window closes. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are working to send Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi to Besiktas in Turkey, while promising striker Ike Ugbo would join Genk in Belgium.

Michy Batshuayi, on the other hand, will not command a high cost because his Chelsea contract expires in a year. In contrast, despite a strong pre-season with the Blues, Ike Ugbo is likely to join Genk.

Only Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are known centre-forwards in Chelsea's squad heading into the new season. Chelsea failed to find common goals from Werner last season, despite winning the Champions League. Werner scored only 12 goals in all competitions.

Chelsea's jigsaw was missing only one piece: a proper goalscorer. The £97.5 million addition of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan has made Thomas Tuchel's team one of the Premier League title favourites.