Roma striker Tammy Abraham has opened up on the messages he has received from former team-mate Reece James urging him to return to Chelsea.
The striker was part of the same academy team that included Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi and James.
And the right-back is a close pal of Abraham’s, who has admitted has told him to return to Chelsea one day.
Abraham is concluding his second season in Serie A. Where he has established himself as one of the league’s best strikers.
He made the surprising decision to move abroad having fallen out of favour under ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel in 2021. Bringing down the curtain on his Stamford Bridge career to head to the Stadio Olimpico.
In an interview with UFABET. The 25-year-old cited the need to progress in his career. And not be seen solely as a young academy graduate.
“Everything I knew was Chelsea apart from a few loan moves. I was ready to take a step forward in my career. I didn’t want to be consider a youngster or a player. Who had just come from the academy. It was time for me to spread my wings,” Abraham said.
“Just before I left Chelsea, [Fikayo] Tomori went to AC Milan and we talked a lot…I remember the phone calls; none of us could believe what was happening. We had been at Chelsea our whole lives and in a moment we were walking away.”