‘Maybe one day’: 24-year-old suggests he could move back to the PL less than a year after leaving Chelsea

Tammy Abraham has not extinguished the idea of returning to the Premier League and possibly Chelsea one day.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the Roma striker instituted a desire to potentially move back to England’s top-flight once his Italian job concludes.

Abraham’s achievements

Abraham only left South West London last July, but is already understandably being linked with an instant reverse flight following a fine start to life under Jose Mourinho.

The 24-year-old has scored 23 times across all competitions this season, 15 of those arriving in Serie A as Roma continue to push for a Champions League spot.

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Fans of Mourinho’s team didn’t take long to welcome the centre-forward into their family, earning cult hero status after scoring twice in the Rome derby against Lazio.

Bagging a brace that night meant Abraham had scored more times than anybody during their first campaign at the club.

Many sides would die for a player in such good form, especially up front, hence why several of Britain’s big hitters are reportedly ready to splash the cash on Roma’s number nine.

According to Corriere della Sera, both Manchester United and Arsenal will jostle for the Cobham graduate’s signature in the summer.

Buying the England international could apparently cost the pair close to £74m (Corriere), over double what Chelsea sold him for.

Is he heading back to the Bridge?

If the Blues wanted to thwart their close rivals by re-signing Abraham, they would have to wait until 2023 when the buy-back clause in his contract kicks in.

Obviously, these are all hypothetical scenarios that won’t become reality until he at least completes one term in the Italian capital, no matter how nice the interest from elsewhere is.

“For me, I’ve always been a player, growing up watching Premier League, watching football, when I hear about different players interested in certain players, ‘wow, I want that to be one day,’” admitted Abraham.

“I’m sitting in bed one day, I’m on my phone, seeing on Instagram ‘Tammy’s linked with so and so’ and all sorts.

“As a player, it makes you feel good. It makes you feel like you’re doing something right. For me, it’s a nice feeling being linked and seeing your name all over newspapers etc.

“But, for me, it’s just about doing my business here, focusing on doing my business here so I can keep getting links with clubs.

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“Who knows what the future holds.

“Of course, I grew up in England. I’m a London boy so maybe one day I will be back in the Premier League to make noise there as well.  

“For me right now, it’s to focus on Rome. Focusing on doing the best I can and hopefully winning these guys a trophy, which they haven’t won in many years.”

Abraham’s best chance at collecting silverware probably comes down to the Europa Conference League, where Roma are through to the quarter-finals.

You’d certainly win loads more if you reclaimed your place at Chelsea, Tammy…

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.