Tammy Abraham received the fondest of farewells from sections of the Chelsea family following his transfer to Roma.
Abraham was officially announced as a Serie A player earlier today, leaving Stamford Bridge after a decade and a half of service.
He joins Jose Mourinho’s side ahead of the new season, which officially begins this Sunday.
The 23-year-old will wear the infamous no.9 jersey, previously worn by Edin Dzeko, who is now an Inter Milan player.
His £34m (BBC Sport) move to the country’s capital concludes a long, and most of the time, loving relationship with Chelsea.
Take in the good times, Tammy
Although things began to tumble towards the tail end of his Blues career, Abraham can still cherish the many magical moments he enjoyed with his boyhood club.
Making his debut in 2016. Scoring his first senior goal away to Norwich City last season. Netting a hattrick against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Winning the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup. Finishing as Chelsea’s top scorer in consecutive campaigns.
And above all, earning the respect of his teammates and peers.
Which was clear in the response to Abraham’s departure to Roma.
Chelsea posted a goodbye message onto their official Instagram, which was met with a swarm of emotional messages.
John Terry, Michy Batshuayi, Jody Morris and Trevoh Chalobah all wished the striker well in his new settings.
Whilst one door closes, another opens up for both Abraham and Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Romelu Lukaku’s arrival signals a changing of the guard at Chelsea, as they prepare to properly challenge Manchester City for the Premier League.
Lukaku’s signing may have shunted Abraham out of the picture, but it allows the English centre-forward to rewrite his own legacy.
Best of luck, Tammy!
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