Aston Villa have reportedly “made contact” over a possible return move for Roma striker Tammy Abraham.
The 24-year-old moved to Italy for £34million from Chelsea last summer and enjoyed a successful first season in Rome. The England international scored 27 goals across all competitions as Jose Mourinho’s side became the inaugural winners of the Europa Conference League.
However, it has been reported by 90min that Steven Gerrard ’s side have “made contact” with representatives, enquiring about Abraham’s availability. Fellow Premier League sides Arsenal and Newcastle United are also claimed to hold a similar level of interest in the striker.
Though Abraham himself is understood to be in “no hurry to leave” and Mourinho is said to be keen to tie the goalscorer down to a new deal. It is claimed that Chelsea do have a buy-back clause in his Roma contract for £68million, which will become active in 2023, should both the club and player want to reunite in the near future.
In a Villa shirt, Abraham scored 26 goals in 40 league games as Dean Smith’s side went on a remarkable run to earn their spot in the top-flight. But the forward appears to be loving life with Roma, as he explained after his side’s Europa Conference final win over Feyenoord.
“One thing I said when I came here was I was going to help the team get to the final and one day I want to win a trophy. In my first season I have achieved that,” Abraham told BT Sport .
“Credit to my team-mates, excellent performances. We deserve it. We have worked hard all year. I love them (the fans). From day one I came here it has been the best. We are champions, I am happy to be a part of the team, now it is time to celebrate and enjoy.”