Report: Spurs and four other PL clubs made late attempts to sign striker

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Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, and Aston Villa all reportedly made last-ditch attempts to sign Tammy Abraham. 

The report from 90Min suggests that Abraham rejected proposals in his last week at Chelsea as he always favoured a move to Italy.

The 23-year-old has now left the Blues to play under Jose Mourinho at Roma, signing a five-year deal with the Italian club (BBC). However, the deal does include a buy-back clause of £68m.

Abraham does have a good goal-scoring record for Chelsea despite struggling to get consistent first-team football since rising through the academy. The striker scored 30 goals in 82 games in all competitions for the London club (Transfermarkt).

However, the 23-year-old will now continue by plying his trade abroad instead of continuing his goal-scoring antics in England.

SpursWeb Opinion 

It is perhaps not much of a surprise that Tottenham reportedly enquired about the signing of Abraham given that Harry Kane’s future at the club is still in doubt. 

Abraham had a lot of attention around him, and understandably so given his decent goal-scoring record. Striking a deal between Chelsea always felt impossible, but Abraham would’ve been a good signing for any of the Premier League clubs that enquired.

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