Aston Villa are tipped to move for £35m striker

Aston Villa are reportedly set to submit an offer in the region of £35m for striker Tammy Abraham this summer, as they look to strengthen their squad and add competition to their front-line for centre forward and top scorer Ollie Watkins.




Abraham spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Villa from Chelsea as they successfully lifted themselves out of the Championship at the third attempt, and it was a particularly fruitful campaign for the young forward, who netted 26 goals in just 40 appearances before returning to Stamford Bridge the year later and playing regularly under Frank Lampard.


Following the installing of Thomas Tuchel as the Blues‘ new boss, though, Abraham was deemed surplus to requirements and they sold the striker to AS Roma, where he’s spent the last two years playing regularly in Serie A and in various European competitions.


Indeed he helped Jose Mourinho win the Europa Conference League last year and helped fire Roma to the Europa League final this term, where they were beaten by Sevilla.




Abraham has 36 goals for Roma in Serie A and in Europe across those two years, although it was a particularly impressive return last season, when he netted 29 times in all competitions. Roma, though, are reportedly in need of raising funds to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, and that could mean needing to sell assets, one of which is Abraham.


Todo Fichajes report that Mourinho doesn’t want to lose Abraham, but the England international is open to the idea of returning to the Premier League all the same after spending two years in Italy. The report adds that the prospect of European football at Villa Park next term will only strengthen Villa’s chances of luring Abraham back to B6.



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