'So funny': Some Chelsea fans can't believe who Abraham reportedly rejected to join Roma

A handful of Chelsea supporters on social media couldn’t contain their laughter at the fact Tammy Abraham apparently refused an offer from Barcelona.

This is according to Sky Sports, who say their counterparts in Italy reported that the Spaniards had made a move for Abraham before his transfer to Roma.

Kaveh Solhekol even went as far as to say Barca manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the wantaway Chelsea striker personally to try and persuade him to change his course.

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Koeman could not convince the young centre-forward to sign for his contingent.

Instead, he is gearing up to join Jose Mourinho in his Italian settlement.

Blues fans were rather taken aback that Abraham decided to reject Barca, as they found the whole scenario rather satirical.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Roma the right choice?

On the one hand, Chelsea followers are right to find this saga slightly amusing.

Barcelona were once the team nobody could turn down.

After all, they did assemble arguably the greatest club side in modern history during the Pep Guardiola era.

The fact Abraham, who spent nearly half of last season on Chelsea’s bench, has seemingly opted for Roma shows how far the mighty have fallen.

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Although, there is reasoning behind the 23-year-old’s decision.

Sergio Aguero recently left Manchester City to link up with Lionel Messi at Barca (hate to break it to you Sergio, but your mate is now in Paris).

This means Abraham would be competing for the lead forward role, something he was trying to get away from at Stamford Bridge.

At Roma, he is more likely to lead the line regularly, now Eden Dzeko has switched allegiances to Inter Milan.

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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.