AS Roma of Italy striker, Tammy Abraham could be on his way back to playing in the English Premier League this summer, if a link he now has with Arsenal of England proves to be true.
Megasportsarena.com reports that the in-form Nigerian-born striker could also end up becoming an ‘enemy’ of his former club, Chelsea, who are also based in London, where Arsenal hold sway.
The prospects of Tammy getting to play against The Blues next season is looming large, following reports that Mikel Arteta’s side will make a move for the England international if they finish in the top four
The Gunners are said to be preparing a £50 million bid for Abraham, but the move is dependent on them gaining qualification for the UEFA Champions League.
The Gunners took a huge step towards finishing fourth on Saturday when they beat Manchester United 3-1, and Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 0-0 draw by Brentford.
Those results left Arteta’s side two points clear of Spurs in fourth with five games remaining, and the Star reports that a top-four finish could see Abraham return to the EPL.
Chelsea have a £68m buy-back option available, but the Gunners think they can convince Roma to make a quick profit on the player just one year into his five-year deal.
Consequently, Arsenal are ready to offer £50m for the striker if they make it into the UCL at the end of this season, after missing out on him last summer.
The Nigerian-born England international sealed a £34 million move to Roma from Chelsea last summer and he has enjoyed a superb maiden season in Italy.
Abraham has scored 24 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho, a club record tally for a debut season.
The 24-year-old is happy in the Italian capital, but Champions League football could be an alluring prospect and is unlikely to be something Roma can offer him next season.
Mourinho’s side are five points outside the top four with four games remaining, and fourth-placed Juventus have a game in hand.
Abraham could still end the season with silverware though, as the Giallorossi face Leicester City in the Europa Conference League semi-finals next week.