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Tammy Abraham couldn’t have asked for a better start to life at Roma, as the former Chelsea striker has been banging in the goals and churning top performances for the Serie A side.
According to reports from Italy, Abraham’s wages at AS Roma is causing problems for the Roma board.
Abraham was already earning huge wages at Chelsea as a young player before he joined Roma on a salary of €4.5m-a-year rising to €6m in bonuses, and reports claim the 23-year-old is now the highest earner at the club.
Not since Daniele de Rossi and Edin Dzeko has a Roma player been paid so well, and even the legendary Francesco Totti didn’t get such wages.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Abraham’s teammates at Roma are well aware of his huge wages and some are now asking for a pay increase as well.
Roma skipper Lorenzo Pellegrini is in talks for a new contract and is also demanding much higher than his current €2.5m salary – which was the highest at the club before Abraham’s arrival.
So, Mourinho and the Roma board now have a fresh problem to solve after signing up Tammy Abraham who’s already doing so well at the club.