According to a report from The Sun, Chelsea had been contemplating re-signing Tammy Abraham, but unfortunately, a severe knee injury dashed their hopes of completing the transfer.
Abraham’s Impressive Performance at Stadio Olimpico
Abraham has been enjoying a successful season in Italian football, delivering a string of impactful displays as the main attacking force in Jose Mourinho’s team. The former Chelsea striker has netted nine goals and contributed five assists in 53 appearances for Roma this season across all competitions.
The talented forward has proven to be a valuable asset to the club, showcasing his skills with an average of 1.7 shots, 0.9 key passes, and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in Serie A. However, he still has room for improvement in terms of his passing accuracy, with a completion rate of 68.3% in the top-flight league (stats via whoscored).
Can Pochettino Bring In A Decent Striker To Chelsea?
Abraham’s combination of speed and strength presents significant challenges for opposing centre-backs. His growth as a skilled finisher in the attacking zone is evident, and he has also displayed an ability to contribute assists when needed. Additionally, Abraham demonstrates tactical intelligence in his runs, frequently exploiting the gaps behind the opponent’s defensive line.
Despite having his prime years ahead of him, the talented London-born player was on the cusp of making a substantial impact under the guidance of Chelsea‘s head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, as the club seriously considered signing the striker. However, any potential deal was derailed by a devastating knee injury, leaving the transfer off the table for now.
The West London club are on the lookout for a number nine as they’ve lacked productivity in front of the goal, having scored only 38 times last season. Finding a decent striker will be a significant challenge for Pochettino, but it remains a priority at Stamford Bridge as they enter this summer’s transfer window.