Aston Villa have now identified Tammy Abraham as their main target with Roma keen to lower her asking price. But boss Unai Emery must rival Everton to secure the striker’s transfer.
That is according to calciomercato, which reports that Aston Villa have engraved Abraham’s name at the top of their shopping list. The Birmingham natives are big fans of the Roma star and have been monitoring his situation with the Stadio Olimpico team for several months.
A handful of rival Premier League teams have also added Abraham to their shortlists and Roma are saying goodbye. The striker has fallen from a place of absolute importance in José Mourinho’s plans. Now, the clubs see the opportunity to add the services of the 25-year-old.
Roma slash the asking price of Aston Villa’s top transfer target Abraham
Abraham is very fond of Roma and considers Rome his second home after his two seasons with the Giallorossi. But the former Chelsea striker could be on his way out after sporting director Tiago Pinto admitted his performance so far this season has fallen short of his expectations.
Now, Roma would consider selling Abraham for offers starting at €40m (£35m) with Aston Villa determined to target his signing. The Serie A side have slashed millions off their price tag with the England international having 11 caps scoring just seven goals in 37 games so far this year.
Everton and Manchester United are also considering moves to sign the striker.
recent reports of iNews had claimed Roma would demand £67m for Abraham amid Aston Villa and Everton targeting his transfer. It is the value of Chelsea’s buyback clause that has been active since this summer. While Manchester United have also regularly scouted the striker.
However, Abraham has only delivered six goals in 26 Serie A appearances this term, having scored 17 in 37 last season, forcing Roma to reconsider their asking price. So much so, in fact, that a £35m exit would barely repay the Giallorossi any profit in the £34 million they paid Chelsea in 2021.
Aston Villa know what Abraham can offer having secured his loan transfer from Chelsea in 2018/19. The Blues product also wowed Jack Grealish by scoring 26 goals in 40 games to lead the Villans to promotion. He scored 25 in 37 regular season championship games.
“Incredible,” Grealish said in instagram in 2020, through birmingham live. “[I] I couldn’t believe how good he was with the ball for how tall he is. [I] I loved playing with him.”
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