Chelsea will consider re-signing Roma striker Tammy Abraham this summer, according to reports in the English media.
The Blues inserted an €80m (£71m) buyback clause when they sold the England international in 2021, which can be triggered at the end of this season. However, Abraham has been poor during his second campaign in Italy, scoring just seven times in 33 appearances, and fans on Twitter are very much against bringing the forward back to Stamford Bridge:
Is it April 1st
— Stuart Wilson (@cuthimrazor) March 5, 2023
Oh no this cant be true. Lol
— Strazz (@MikeStrazz) March 5, 2023
two steps forward, 5 big steps backwards with Potter and now Tammy
whats wrong with this club?
— 𝑷𝒍𝒖𝒈✍🏼 (@ChelsPlug) March 5, 2023
Chelsea not serious at all
— EMMAK 💙 (@OpokuEm22927128) March 5, 2023
Joke of the day 🤣😂
— Ernest Omogiate (@Ernestbb1) March 5, 2023
We'll be a laughing stock if we spend £70m for a player we rejected 2 years ago. Get sb else like Ivan Toney at a cheaper price
— Keneth Landa (@CFC_Keneth17) March 5, 2023
Better than Havertz but imagine spending 70 mil on an academy kid you pushed out just a couple of years back. That would be embarrassing. Would rather have Toney or Vlahovic.
— . (@_Carefree_C) March 5, 2023
Enough of this . Buy strikers who can automatically change the game on their own . Don’t make mistake as we already did with lukaku . Bring Vlahovic ,Osimhen not wasting another money on Tammy
— GENIUS TODD (@MaxFinee) March 5, 2023
For £71m, there are plenty of other options in the transfer market. You could recruit Juventus’s Dusan Vlahovic for that amount or perhaps even snap up Joao Felix on a permanent basis from Atletico Madrid.
Abraham is a decent striker but his erratic finishing and average hold-up play put him in the same bracket as some of the other forwards that the Blues have had in recent years. He is by no means the world-class number nine that the club desperately needs.