Tammy Abraham reveals the funny thing Mourinho told him before sealing a move to Roma

Tammy Abraham’s move to Roma was all about Jose Mourinho. The former Chelsea boss was keen on signing the Blues academy product and put a call through to the 24-year-old to convince him of a move to Roma.

Tammy Abraham has now revealed just how Jose Mourinho was able to lure him on the phone.

“I feel like it was home, being around London, being around England. It was home,” said Abraham.

“I think I had to open my wings a bit and make a choice and I chose Italy and would not change it.”

Explaining why he chose Roma over the clubs interested in him, Abraham said: “I had different options.

“There were so many clubs I was speaking to at the time. Italy came and I spoke to Jose. He had a goal.

“I could see where he wanted Roma to go and see where he wants to take them and I wanted to be part of the process. He really put his trust in me so he was a big impact on the reason why I chose Roma.

“The first thing he said to me was when I picked up the phone he was like ‘do you want to enjoy some sun or stay in the rain?’ I laughed.”

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