EPL: Tammy Abraham names three players who helped inspire him to leave Chelsea


AS Roma striker, Tammy Abraham, has said that the likes of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku helped inspire him to leave the Blues last year.

Abraham left his boyhood club, Chelsea, in the summer of 2021, ending a 17-year stay at the West London club to sign for Roma for £34 million.

The 24-year-old has quickly become a fan favourite at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side so far in his debut season in Italy.

The England international has said the success of some of Chelsea’s former players, Salah and De Bruyne, helped inform his decision to leave Stamford Bridge.

“I have seen the likes of De Bruyne, Salah and Lukaku leave Chelsea and spread their wings. They are the best players in the world,” Abraham told The Athletic’s Alan Shearer.

“For me, it’s about doing the same thing and even if it is not the Premier League, it’s about going out and learning a different culture and experiencing different things.

“It’s about saying, ‘you know what, this is my time.”

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