Former Chelsea coach reacts as Tammy Abraham joins Jose Mourinho at Roma

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Tammy Abraham has ended his longtime affinity with Chelsea to favour a move to Italian Serie A side, AS Roma.

After struggling for game time under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, Abraham has now moved to Roma, with the Serie A side paying £34m to land the 23-year-old.

Upon sealing a move to Roma, Abraham got loads of love from his teammates, and even former Chelsea assistant coach Jody Morris who knows Tammy very well from his time in the senior team and the academy.

Morris seem to be approving of the move and backed Tammy to improve under Jose Mourinho and also learn a new language in Italy.

Chelsea posted a goodbye message onto their official Instagram, and Jody Morris responded: “Great move!!! Will no doubt learn from Jose. Speak another language and enhance his reputation globally.”

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has backed Tammy to do well with Roma.

The Roma manager said: “As for Tammy, I prefer to say, ‘wait and see’. I say that with total confidence.

“I’ve known him since he was a boy. He’s never played for me because he was a 14, 15, 16-year-old boy when I was at Chelsea but I know him very well.

“I know him as a player and as a person in terms of his mentality.

“I know how he made the decision to leave the Premier League, which is always tough for an English player. That tells me so much about him.

“Because when you leave the Premier League you do so because you’re ambitious. You leave because you want to get back into your national team, because you want to play at the World Cup, because you want success outside of England where not that many English players have had brilliant careers.

“He comes here with that ambition and we hope to see his best qualities as a player.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.