As Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea this summer, academy product Tammy Abraham was shepherded out the exit door.

Roma splashed £34million on the England international with Thomas Tuchel happy to let him leave.

But Abraham, 23, is a natural goalscorer and has already made an impression in the Eternal City.

So will Chelsea regret letting their homegrown ace go?

Stunning start at Roma

Abraham has wasted no time getting started for Roma.

He set up two goals in his first game, a 3-1 victory over Fiorentina, and left the pitch to a standing ovation from the Stadio Olimpico faithful.

Abraham then notched his first strike in the 4-0 thrashing of Serie A new boys Salernitana ahead of the international break.

It was the perfect beginning to life in Italy under Jose Mourinho for the 23-year-old — and he wants more than just goals.

Shortly after his move, he said: “I spoke to Jose and obviously [general manager] Thiago [Pinto] before coming here and they told me the ambition of the club.

“They told me what they want from the club and how they see the club moving forward.

“I am someone who is very ambitious myself so when I see vision and I believe in the vision I give my all.

“I am here to win — I didn’t come here just to play, to score.”


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