Former Chelsea player Chris Sutton has urged the club to buy back Tammy Abraham from Roma this summer for a fee of £68 million. Sutton believes that the 23-year-old striker could solve Chelsea’s attacking problems, as he is an “out-and-out No. 9” who is capable of scoring goals consistently. Abraham left Chelsea for Roma in 2021 after the club signed Romelu Lukaku in a record deal worth £97.5 million.
Abraham made a promising start to his career at Roma, scoring 27 goals in his debut season. Meanwhile, Lukaku has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and was sent back to Inter Milan on loan after just one season with the Blues.
Chelsea is in the market for a new striker this summer, and they have been linked with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. However, Sutton believes that Abraham could be the solution to the club’s woes in front of goal.
“Buying Tammy back is one of those that I could see happening,” Sutton said in an interview with Betting Sites. “I think he’s done pretty well at Roma. So I actually think £68m would be a smart piece of business to bring Tammy Abraham back to Chelsea.”
Abraham joined Chelsea’s academy at the age of seven and made his senior debut for the club in 2016. He scored 30 goals in 82 appearances for the Blues before his move to Roma.