Tammy Abraham reveals the one Chelsea player that convinced him to complete AS Roma transfer – Football.London

Tammy Abraham ended a 17-year association with Chelsea by joining AS Roma on a permanent basis on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old had previously enjoyed fruitful spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa before establishing himself as a member of the Blues’ senior side during Frank Lampard ‘s time as manager.

However, Abraham fell down the pecking order under current head coach Thomas Tuchel, making just four starts last term under the German ‘s stewardship, resulting in the youngster deciding he wanted to leave Stamford Bridge in the search for consistent first-team opportunities.

The English striker, therefore, completed a £34million move to the Giallorossi on Tuesday morning, revealing that Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was instrumental in convincing him to join the Italian giants.

“They ( Antonio Rudiger and Emerson Palmieri) loved everything, especially Toni Rudiger, he told me he would always play for Roma again,” Abraham told Roma’s website when asked what Emerson and Rudiger told him about the club.

“Hearing it gave me confidence. As I said, I felt good from day one, I just have to do my best this season and help the team as much as possible.”

And Abraham also revealed that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who is now the manager of Roma, also played a big part in him moving to the Stadio Olimpico.

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“Luckily I trained a couple of times with him, I’ve never played with him in the first team. I know what he’s about, I know he’s a big character around the building”, Abraham said.

“He has won major trophies and had the experience of working with the best players in the world, so for me to work under him is something that makes me very happy, I can’t wait to get started”.

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