Arsenal remain interested in Tammy Abraham with the forward setting his sights on returning to the Premier League at some stage in the future, according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb.
Abraham, of course, enjoyed an amazing first season with Roma. The 25-year-old scored 17 times in Serie A, while he got 27 goals in all competitions for the Giallorossi.
However, the start to his second campaign has been a lot more underwhelming. Abraham has only scored three times in 15 top-flight games for Jose Mourinho’s side. And with that, speculation over his future has now begun.
Arsenal remain interested in Tammy Abraham
Il Messaggero reports that Mourinho has started to lose patience with the striker. But the report also notes that Abraham’s ultimate goal is to secure a return to the Premier League at some point down the line.
Tuttomercatoweb meanwhile, have added to that report, noting that there is interest in Abraham from England, with Arsenal named as admirers of the England international.
The Gunners have been linked with the former Chelsea star in the past. In fact, The Athletic once reported that Abraham told his teammates at Stamford Bridge that he was keen to join the Gunners.
Ultimately, he ended up signing for Roma in a £34 million deal.
World Cup snub must leave striker with plenty to ponder
It would be interesting to see whether Abraham missing out on the World Cup has any impact on his thoughts about his future.
Jude Bellingham is only non-Premier League player included in Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Abraham has been called up while in Italy. But it is probably fair to say that those who play abroad do seemingly need to do more to win or keep a spot in the squad.
For example, Fikayo Tomori is a Scudetto winner. And yet, he is not going to Qatar despite England’s big weakness surely being at centre-back.
Had Abraham scored anything like 17 goals in the Premier League last season, you would imagine that his case to go to the tournament would be a lot stronger because it is easier to compare him with his rivals.
So that may play into Arsenal’s favour should they make a move. And it does seem that the Gunners need more options up front.
Gabriel Jesus has been an amazing signing. And Eddie Nketiah has taken his game to another level in recent months.
But Arsenal are back amongst the heavyweights in the Premier League. And with that, they need to strengthen further.
Abraham has been described as an ‘unbelievable‘ talent. So if the door is open, the Gunners need to seriously consider taking the opportunity.