Aston Villa challenge Arsenal for £64m striker
Aston Villa will have to battle Arsenal if they are to secure the signing of Tammy Abraham according to reports
Abraham, 25, scored 25 goals in 37 games for Villa while on loan at the club back in 2018/19, but has struggled this season with only three goals in 15 Serie A appearances under the guidance of Roma boss Jose Mourinho despite having a good debut campaign last year.
It is form which has now led to the player being linked with a move back to the West Midlands as we approach the January transfer window.
According to Calciomercato, Abraham’s form in Italy has caused the player to go from being untouchable to being ‘on the market’, Villa reportedly having “concrete” interest in re-signing the player.
Abraham’s former club Chelsea, who sold the striker to Roma in 2021, reportedly inserted a buyback clause of around €75 million (£64.2m) for the player when the deal was negotiated. Although, it is reportedly another London club that will pose a bigger threat in the upcoming transfer window, as Arsenal eye a potential deal for Abraham to strengthen their league title push.
According to Il Messaggero explained via Sport Witness, Mikel Arteta is said to be ‘convinced’ that bringing the striker back to England would be a ‘winning operation’ for them.